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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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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