"This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of women’s ownership of livestock assets, participation in livestock and livestock product markets, intrahousehold decision-making and income management, and the contribution livestock make to income and food security. The book explores issues of intrahousehold income management and economic benefits of livestock markets to women, including how the ownership of livestock by women influences household food security, in such areas as the diversity and nutritional adequacy of household meals. The authors discuss practical strategies for increasing women’s participation in livestock markets, such as through collective action and better access to livestock information and services. The book concludes with recommendations on how to mainstream gender in livestock research and development work so as better to ensure that livestock serve as a pathway women can take out of poverty."