Adapting the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index to include rights can improve assessment of empowerment

ILRI livelihoods, gender and impact

A strategy combining activities that will simultaneously enhance livelihood and rights capabilities of target beneficiaries of development interventions appears to be a most  effective way of empowering women.

The strategy is also applicable for other marginalized groups. This strategy was the focus of discussions at a day-long workshop on integrating rights into livestock microcredit and value chain development programs for empowering women.

The workshop was held at the Nairobi headquarters of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on 25 February 2013 and hosted by ILRI’s Livelihoods, Gender and Impact Program.

Some 30 participants attended from the following institutions: CARE USA, the East Africa Dairy Development project (EADD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) the Ford Foundation, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), ILRI, Juhudi Kilimo, the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), the…

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