Isabelle Baltenweck

Deputy Program Leader, Policies, Institutions and Livelihoods, International Livestock Research Institute

Isabelle Baltenweck is program leader of the livelihoods, gender and impact program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). An agricultural economist, she has fifteen years of post-doctoral experience in various aspects of smallholder livestock farming in Africa, South and South-East Asia, working on innovative institutional mechanisms to enhance farm level competitiveness in inclusive value chain development initiatives. Most of her work has a strong focus on gender. In the current Livestock and Fish program, she coordinates activities on nutrition and value chain upgrading. She has a PhD in Development Economics from the Université d’Auvergne, an MSc in Development Economics from the Université d’Auvergne and a First Degree in Economics (“DEUG”) from the Université de Strasbourg.

Experience

  • –present
    Deputy Program Leader, Policies, Institutions and Livelihoods, International Livestock Research Institute