Publication on the Gendered Benefits and Costs of Livestock Ownership in Kenya

Publication on the Gendered Benefits and Costs of Livestock Ownership in Kenya

Congrats to Dr. Sarah Dumas and team for their recent publication in Food & Nutrition Bulletin. In this paper, we used photo-elicitation methods to explore livestock practices and benefits in Kenya. Although increased livestock ownership was reported to improve long-term household resilience, women and children disproportionately bore the burdens of maintaining livestock while also having limited decision-making power regarding the animals. We suggest that future interventions should consider both the benefits and costs of livestock ownership in order to mitigate the gendered burdens.