Achieving proof of scale for food security and poverty reduction: Gender in the livestock and fish research program
Achieving improve accessscale partnerships security and to proof of toAR4D for food foods Mobilizing critical animal-source poverty reduction Gender in the livestock and fish research program Kathleen Colverson Tom Randolph CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish GCARD 2 Pre-Conference Meeting Gender Strategy Meeting Punta de Este, November 29-30,October 2012 Nairobi, Uruguay, 27 2012
Background to the Livestock and Fish Program Nearly a billion people rely on livestock and aquaculture in small-scale production and marketing systems for their livelihoods Small farms responsible for >50% of livestock production across much of Africa and Asia Women perform 30-80% of agricultural work on smallholder farms
More evidence for the Program Estimates for smallholders in Africa and Latin America (Wiggins 2012; Dorward 2009) : 1/3 Will ‘step up’ to become commercial farmers 1/3 Will ‘step out’ and work for other, go to the city 1/3 Could go either way Can 2/3 be enabled to develop into commercial producers, accumulate capital and transition out of agriculture? deeper rural economic growth avoid social disruption (Johnston et al. 1995)
GoalMore milk, meat and fish by and for the poor To sustainably increase the productivity of small-scale livestock and fish systems to increase the availability and affordability of animal-source foods for poor consumers and, in doing so, reduce poverty through greater participation by the poor along the whole value chains for animal-source foods.
Approach: Solution-driven R4D to achieve impact#1: Addressing the whole value chain#2+3: Working directly to impact at scale with development partners R4D integrated to transform selected value chains In targeted commodities and countries. Consumers Major intervention with development partners Value chain development team + research partners Strategic L&F CRP Cross-cutting Platforms • Technology Generation • Market Innovation • Targeting & Impact INTERVENTIONS TO GLOBAL RESEARCH SCALE OUT REGIONALLY PUBLIC GOODS
#4 Focus, focus, focus!Working in only 9 target value chains SHEEP & GOATS AQUACULTURE PIGS DAIRY
All CG centers began developing CRP’s in 2010 ILRI and partners developed the program together – approved January 2012 Gender strategy for the program developed in 2011, last draft completed June 2012 New Team Leader for PGI at ILRI hired September 1, 2012 – resumed work on strategy and logframe Value chain toolkits/checklists developed and reviewed for gender integration – November, 2012
Gender Analysis: Gendered value chain analysis of livestock and fish value chains Gender analysis of livestock and aquaculture systems, identifying the roles, constraints and opportunities for men, women and poor Gender Mainstreaming: Development of methods /approaches and identification of strategies to address gender in value chain development, technology development, delivery and adaptation and marketing
Capacity Building: Develop the skills/capacity of program staff and partners to identify and address gender issues in the development of livestock and fish value chains
Discuss and agree on revised text for gender strategy Discuss and agree on logframe with clear outcomes, outputs, milestones, timeline and draft budget/staffing Understand how gender is integrated in value chain work Have fun and get to know each other!