The gender working group of the CGIAR research program on livestock and fish recently met in Addis Ababa to find ways to engender livestock and fish value chains.
The LIVES project had an active role in the event: it helped mobilize local gender experts to share their experiences and the project organized a field trip to one of its project intervention sites in West Shoa Zone of Oromia Region.
Participants visited a dairy farm and a small scale irrigation group in Ejere district; and a private input supplier and service provider in Ambo town. During the visit, they interacted with men and women smallholder farmers; private input suppliers and service providers. Experiences and suggestions for improvement were shared among the visitors and the producers/service providers.
(Compiled by Ephrem Tesema, LIVES Gender Expert)