ABSTRACT

This book provides empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique and from different production systems of the importance of livestock as an asset to women and their participation in livestock and livestock product markets. It explores the issues of intra-household income management and economic benefits of livestock markets to women, focusing on how types of markets, the types of products and women’s participation in markets influence their access to livestock income. 

The book further analyses the role of livestock ownership, especially women’s ownership of livestock, in influencing household food security though increasing household dietary diversity and food adequacy. Additional issues addressed include access to resources, information and financial services to enable women more effectively to participate in livestock production and marketing, and some of the factors that influence this access. 

Practical strategies for increasing women’s market participation and access to information and services are discussed. The book ends with recommendations on how to mainstream gender in livestock research and development if livestock are to serve as a pathway out of poverty for the poor and especially for women.

chapter 1|8 pages

Gender and livestock: key issues, challenges and opportunities

ByJemimah Njuki, Pascal Sanginga

chapter 2|12 pages

Collecting and analysing data on intra-household livestock ownership, management and marketing

ByJemimah Njuki, Elizabeth Waithanji and S amuel Mburu

chapter 3|18 pages

Gender and ownership of livestock assets

ByJemimah Njuki, Samuel Mburu

chapter 4|21 pages

Gendered participation in livestock markets

ByElizabeth Waithanji, Jemimah Njuki, Bagalwa Nabintu

chapter 5|19 pages

Livestock markets and intra-household income management

ByJemimah Njuki, Samuel Mburu, Paula Pimentel

chapter 6|16 pages

Women’s access to livestock information and fi nancial services

BySamuel Mburu, Jemimah Njuki, Juliet Kariuki

chapter 7|16 pages

Women, livestock ownership and food security

ByJuliet Kariuki, Jemimah Njuki, Samuel Mburu, Elizabeth Waithanji

chapter 8|18 pages

Making livestock research and development programs and policies more gender responsive

ByJemimah Njuki, Beth Miller

chapter 9|14 pages

Conclusion: improving the design and delivery of gender outcomes in livestock research for development in Africa

ByPascal Sanginga, Jemimah Njuki, Elizabeth Waithanji