LEGS is pleased to announce that the first webinar in its upcoming series is open for registration:
Gender and Livestock in Emergencies
Thursday 15th October 2020 at 12 noon GMT (1pm British Summer Time)
Presenters: Karin de Jonge and Lucy Maarse
Understanding gender roles and addressing specific gender-related needs and vulnerabilities can lead to improved outcomes for livestock-based humanitarian action, in terms of protecting women’s assets, addressing their priorities, and overcoming cultural and economic barriers. The webinar will include a summary of current trends and thinking regarding gender and humanitarian action, and its relevance for livestock related humanitarian interventions.
Please register at the following link:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar.
The LEGS Discussion Paper on Gender and Livestock in Emergencies, written by Karin de Jonge and Lucy Maarse, will be available prior to the webinar on the LEGS website resources page and will also be advertised via the LEGS mailing list.
We look forward to you joining us.
Making the Case: Sustainable Livestock for Development
Livestock are critical for sustainable development yet often overlooked. The world’s cows, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and other farm animals are the mainstay of livelihoods across the developing world. And the energy and nutrient-dense milk, meat and eggs these animals produce provide hundreds of millions of families in the world’s poorer countries with basic livelihoods, incomes, food and nutrition.
Participatory epidemiology and gender analysis to address small ruminant disease constraints in Livestock and Fish and Africa RISING project sites in Ethiopia
Animal diseases continue to constrain livestock productivity, agricultural development, human wellbeing and poverty alleviation in many regions of the developing world. In Ethiopia this is not only true for Livestock and Fish and Africa RISING project sites, but has been mentioned in sites of different project or programs where ILRI has been involved.
This participatory epidemiology and gender survey was conducted to better understand what these main livestock disease constraints are, how they affect different household, and how much men and women farmers know about their transmission. The findings of the study will also assist in defining future research related to small ruminant diseases, their economic impacts and gender issues related with animal diseases. Moreover, it also established gendered baseline data to monitor impact of future animal health interventions in small ruminants.
Gender transformative approaches
The current widespread recognition of the importance of integrating gender into development is reflected in the growing prominence of gender strategies for research and development organizations, the emergence of compelling approaches for gender integration, and the development of indicators for tracking performance.
The agricultural research, development and donor community is building on this momentum to pursue increasingly more substantive approaches to gender integration as reflected in USAID’s Feed the Future program and in many of the CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). Despite this, there is growing concern that these recent achievements need to go further if they are to integrate gender into development in ways that achieve lasting impacts on poverty and hunger. Unless development research and practice address the underlying causes of gender disparities in access to and control over agriculture and other valued resources, sustainable change is unlikely to be achieved.
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