Strengthening the resilience of small-scale farmers is critical to reversing the rise in hunger and ending poverty

Today, on the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, I wanted to step back and reflect on the progress we have made collectively and through IFAD‘s work and also look at the challenges we are facing to further reduce poverty.
— Read on www.ifad.org/en/web/latest/blog/asset/41385382

Gender Equality, Resilience to Climate change, and Desisgning Livestock Project for Rural Development

The role of native livestock breeds and women in agricultural development is pivotal. Here, I present few lines from abstract of an article written by Nicola J.C. Chanamuto and Stephen J.G. Hall. The author had written very comprehensive manuscript to highlight the role of women in rural development while using native livestock breeds as a tool.20151011_161325

“Currently, there is growing interest in how livestock projects can contribute to resilience to the effects of climate change. In this article we recommend a shift away from gross productivity to sustainability, via the use of thrifty local breeds, with an additional emphasis on improving survival of young animals. These animals, due to their local adaptations, are more likely to be resilient to climate change. There is a gender dimension to these proposals, since smaller animals and local breeds are more likely to be perceived by communities as suitable for husbandry by women. We recommend a re-orientation towards an explicit gender-equality focus for these projects.

Details of the articles can be study through the following link;

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13552074.2015.1096041