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dc.contributorNajjar, Dinaen_US
dc.contributorPetesch, Pattien_US
dc.contributorBadstue, Lone Bechen_US
dc.contributorFarnworth, Cathyen_US
dc.creatorGaliè, Alessandraen_US
dc.identifier.citationAlessandra Galiè, Dina Najjar, Patti Petesch, Lone Bech Badstue, Cathy Farnworth. (22/3/2022). Livestock Innovations, Social Norms, and Women’s Empowerment in the Global South. Sustainability, 14 (7), pp. 1-20.en_US
dc.description.abstractLivestock have strong empowerment potential, particularly for women. They offer millions of women in the Global South the opportunity to provide protein-rich foods for home consumption and sale. Livestock provide women with income and opportunities to expand their livelihood portfolios and can strengthen women’s decision-making power. Fully realizing livestock’s empowerment potential for women is necessary for sustainable livestock development. It requires, though, that gender-equitable dynamics and norms are supported in rural communities. We draw on 73 village cases from 13 countries to explore women’s experiences with livestock-based livelihoods and technological innovations. Our analysis follows a gender empowerment framework comprised of four interdependent domains—recognition of women as livestock keepers, access to resources, access to opportunities, and decision making as a cross-cutting domain—which must come together if women are to become empowered through livestock. We find improved livestock breeds and associated innovations, such as fodder choppers or training, to provide significant benefits to women who can access these. This, nonetheless, has accentuated women’s double burdens. Another challenge is that even as women may be recognized in their community as livestock keepers, this recognition is much less common among external institutions. We present a case where this institutional recognition is forthcoming and illuminate the synergetic and empowering pathways unleashed by this as well as the barriers that remain.en_US
dc.sourceSustainability;14,(2022) Pagination 1-20en_US
dc.titleLivestock Innovations, Social Norms, and Women’s Empowerment in the Global Southen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idGaliè, Alessandra: 0000-0001-9868-7733en_US
cg.creator.idNajjar, Dina: 0000-0001-9156-7691en_US
cg.subject.agrovocgender normsen_US
cg.subject.agrovocwomen’s empowermenten_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerWageningen University & Research Centre - WURen_US
cg.contributor.centerIndependent / Not associateden_US
cg.contributor.centerPandia Consultingen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - Livestocken_US
cg.contributor.crpResilient Agrifood Systems - RAFSen_US
cg.contributor.funderCRP on Dryland Cereals - DCen_US
cg.contributor.funderBill & Melinda Gates Foundation - BMGFen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR Research Program on Maize - MAIZEen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR Research Program on Wheat - WHEATen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - Livestocken_US
cg.contributor.projectCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systemsen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.subject.actionAreaResilient Agrifood Systemsen_US
cg.contributor.initiativeSustainable Animal Productivityen_US

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