Coordinated the Women in Livestock Development (“WiLD”) Program, and developed the WiLD Awards
Multi-year impact studies
Training and workshops in 15 countries
1987-1992 Owner/Operator, HouseCalls Mobile Veterinary Services, Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA
1986-1987 Veterinary Associate, Piedmont Veterinary Clinic, Mebane, North Carolina. Veterinary Services to rural clients.
1982-1986 Owner/Operator, Bloom Dairy, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a small-scale goat dairy, offering fluid milk, ice cream and a variety of fresh goat cheeses.
PUBLICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL PAPERS
2011, Miller, B. The Gender and Social Dimensions to Livestock Keeping in South Asia: Implications for Animal Health Interventions. GALVmed. Edinburgh.
http://www.galvmed.org/sites/default/files/GALVmed%20South%20Asian%20Gender%20Report%20Web.pdf 2011, Miller, B. The Gender and Social Dimensions to Livestock Keeping in Africa: Implications for Animal Health Interventions. GALVmed. Edinburgh.
http://www.galvmed.org/sites/default/files/GALVmed%20African%20Gender%20Report%20Web.pdf 2011, CAREER CHOICES FOR VETERINARIANS: PRIVATE PRACTICE AND BEYOND, Second edition, by CARIN A. SMITH, DVM. I contributed information on international careers and performed overall editing. Smith Veterinary Publishing, Leavenworth, Washington. http://www.smithvet.com/books.shtml#career 2010, Volume 1, Invest in Women, Invest in the Future in Land O’Lakes’s International Outlook, St. Paul, MN. http://www.idd.landolakes.com/stellent/groups/public/documents/web_content/ecmp2-0118466.pdf 2007, Raising Goats for Milk and Meat, by Rosalee Sinn, second edition. Introduction, Chapter 9, and editing. Heifer International, Little Rock, Arkansas. www.heifer.org 2004, Heifer Nepal Case Study in Gender Mainstreaming in Action: Successful Innovations from Asia and the Pacific. Editor. InterAction, Washington, DC. www.interaction.org 2001. “Women and Livestock Ownership,” in Strategies for Empowering Women (2020 Focus Series), IFPRI Policy Brief, Washington DC. http://www.ifpri.org/2020/focus/focus06/focus06_04.htm
1999. Contributor to the “Pokhara Declaration on the Role of Livestock in Sustainable Livelihood in Mountains and Highlands”, FAO, ILRI, ICIMOD and CIP, Pokhara, Nepal.
1999. “Gender and Veterinary Public Health,” in Veterinary Public Health, second edition, WHO/FAO/OIE, Rome, Italy. ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/006/y4962t/y4962t00.pdf 1999. “Veterinary Public Health and Local NGO’s,” in Veterinary Public Health, second edition, WHO/FAO/OIE, Rome, Italy.
1995. “Women and Animal Husbandry,” VIII International Conference of Institutions of Tropical Veterinary Medicine (ITVM), Berlin, Germany. Proceedings edited by K. Zessin, GTZ, Germany.
1995. “Gender and International Veterinary Medicine,” American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
1993-2002. Executive Editor, The Gender Page, Heifer International Exchange, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Author of 14 articles.
LANGUAGES French, level 2 speaking, level 3 reading
Arabic, level 1
Shona, level 1
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND POSITIONS HELD American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners
American Association of University Professors
American Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine
American Veterinary Medical Association
International Goat Association, Secretary-Treasurer 2000-2002
Veterinarians Without Borders-US
Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and NMR (WOCAN)
AWARDS and RECOGNITION I am the recipient of the Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation “Vet 2011 Award”, given to celebrate World Veterinary Year, in recognition of extraordinary efforts to promote international cooperation through Veterinary Medicine. http://www.womenveterinarians.org/Main.aspx
My work in Liberia was profiled in Oct 15, 2009 Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) Vol 235, No. 8/News http://avmajournals.avma.org/toc/javma/235/8
In 2004, Heifer International awarded me the Women in Livestock Development (WiLD) Award for “Meritorious Support of Women Livestock Keepers Around the World.”
I served as Secretary-Treasurer of the International Goat Association from 2000-2002, and was responsible for membership services, communication and newsletters, Board meetings, and financial management. http://www.iga-goatworld.com
Huntington Hobbs III, PhD
Director for Food Security
1828 L St NW # 300
Washington, DC 20036-5104
Suzanne Kindervatter, Ed.D
Vice President, Strategic Impact
1400 16th St, NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20036
Chief Executive Officer
Global Animal Livestock Vaccine Medicine (GALVmed)
Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan
Edinburgh EH26 0PZ UK
+44 (0) 1896830974
Senior Livestock Advisor
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20523
CLIENTS FOR MILLER CONSULTING
Egypt AgLinks Dairy Development Program 2002
Tajikistan Veterinary and Agricultural Business Development 2007
In both of these USAID funded programs, I trained local veterinarians and extension agents on professional management, improved communication with farmers, gender analysis and record keeping. I worked with the local management team to institutionalize gender goals and reward efforts to creative attempts to develop training for women farmers.
In 2010, I worked with ADRA’s Southern Sudan Health, Nutrition and Empowerment (SSHiNE) program, a food security initiative funded by USAID, targeting mothers and young children. I strengthened the plan with poultry projects for women, providing both food and income, and developed training for men to learn to become more supportive to their women.
CropLife Foundationhttp://www.croplifefoundation.org/201 In 2010, I reviewed CLF’s “Solving Africa’s Weed Problem” initiative to improve women’s lives through herbicide use. In my analysis of their data, I demonstrated the need for thorough gender analysis before introducing “labor saving technology,” to anticipate unintended negative consequences for the women they intended to help.
Food and Agriculture Organization for the United Nations www.fao.org
In 2012, I prepared the working document for a global Gender and Livestock Network, reporting to both the Animal Health Division (AGA) and Economic and Social Division (ESA). I have participated in numerous FAO fora and workshops relating to gender and livestock.
Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed)http://www.galvmed.org/
In 2011-2012, I am working with GALVmed on the gender dynamics affecting the development and delivery of livestock vaccines in Africa and Asia. The two desk reviews are available on the website. I helped facilitate a gender sensitivity
workshop for staff and partners in Nairobi in October 2011, and in Decwill begin their organizational Gender Audit, which will be completed in April 2012.
In 2007, I collaborated with Heifer staff and other consultants on the second edition of Raising Goats for Milk and Meat, 2nd ed, 2007.
As a consultant, I wrote the application for Heifer’s Nepal’s Feeding the Future (FtF) grant proposal to USAID for integrated goat/crop production in the Terai.
InterActionhttp://www.interaction.org/ I have worked closely with Interaction’s Commission on the Advancement of Women, from facilitating workshops at the Annual Forum, to preparing documents and case studies.
International Livestock Research Institute http://www.ilri.org/
In 2008, I collaborated with ILRI’s Women in Livestock Development Initiative by sharing documents, editing and strategizing the concept.
International Food Policy Research Institute http://www.ifpri.org/
In 2000, I prepared a report for IFPRI’s “2020 Vision” on Empowering Women to Achieve Food Security: Women’s Right’s to Livestock. From 2002-2011, I have collaborated with IFPRI on developing research models to capture the multiple dimensions of poor people’s use of livestock. In addition, I review proposals involving livestock and women.
Land O’Lakes International Divisionhttp://www.idd.landolakes.com/
From 2009-2010, I have worked with LOL’s IDD in developing their gender strategy, and training their staff in gender analysis for agricultural development.
In 2006, I was MCC’s consultant on Small Ruminants and Gender in Morocco. I reviewed the Moroccan government’s proposal, and traveled throughout the country visiting potential project sites and assessing the potential impact of the plan. I worked with the MCC and Moroccan team to improve the plan for greater
positive impact on women and families through training and rewards for extension agents and institutional reform.
Vets Without Borders-UShttp://www.vetswithoutbordersus.org/
In 2009, I developed the Vets to Liberia Project, which VWB-US adopted as its first overseas activity. To assess the animal health needs after the Civil War, I traveled to Liberia and visited farmers, donors, communities and government agencies. I submitted my review and analysis to the Government of Liberia and FAO, and wrote a successful proposal to Weideman Associates for a Farmer-to-Farmer USAID Grant for Paravet training in 2010.