The Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), an IDRC grantee under the Think Tank Initiative program, reached a major milestone on May 4, 2016, with cabinet approval of their National Fertilizer Policy. The organization was heavily involved in supporting and influencing the entire five-year policy development process, from policy formulation through to cabinet approval.
Kenyan and Canadian researchers are introducing a new vaccine against cattle lung disease and actively involving Somali women livestock keepers in the vaccine development process. While Somali women play a key role in cattle rearing, only men tend to engage in disease control programs. Together all players are ensuring maximum adoption to improve cattle health and farmers' livelihoods.
There is ample evidence that addressing gender inequalities and empowering women are vital to meeting the challenges of improving food and nutrition security, and enabling poor rural people to overcome poverty.