The Gendered Benefits and Costs of Livestock Ownership… in Kenya and beyond
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.