Adding Value: Supporting Pastoralist Women’s Traditional Dairy Processing in Ethiopia

It is 10 am on a Friday in Dubuluk, a small town in Borana region 630 km from Addis Ababa. As they do every Friday, a group of women congregate on the side of the big livestock market, sitting with their gorfa, pear-shaped traditional milk containers made of weaved plant fibers, and selling “ititu,” traditional >> Read more

Got Milk? The role of gender, incentives, and nutrition in dairy contract farming in Northern Senegal

This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, IFPRI Research Fellows Melissa Hidrobo, Tanguy Bernard, Rahul Rawat, and Agnes Le Port relate findings on how contract design can influence nutrition and milk production, mediated by intrahousehold gender dynamics. Designing an experimental incentive contract, the team measured the contract's impact on child nutrition outcomes as well as regularity of milk delivery. Decision-making power, associated with >> Read more