East Africa

ILRI is operating in East Africa with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
 
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Preference for aromatic rice by consumers is an open secret in the rice sector in Tanzania. But this preference for a distinct scent in rice could be a root cause of stagnating rice production in the country. Researchers from AfricaRice (through the Africa RISING project) in partnership with a local NGO, NAFAKA, have been implementing activities to find a middle ground for stakeholders involved in the rice value chain in Tanzania. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jul/2015

Africa RISING in Ethiopia recently published reports from rapid value chain assessment studies conducted in all the four regions covering six enterprises; three on crops and three on livestock. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jul/2015

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is part of a collaborative project that will develop and assess the assays on FMD vaccine strains currently being produced in East Africa by the Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute (KEVEVAPI), with the intention of transferring the technologies for their future application. Continue reading →

Saving livestock with vaccines, Jul/2015

K24 Journalist Violet Otindo highlights the changing fortunes of dairy farmers using Brachiaria grasses to feed their animals in Kenya. Preliminary data from dairy farmers participating in on-farm evaluations of Brachiaria grasses in Kenya shows that the nutritious grasses contribute to increased milk production. The on-going research program on Climate-smart Brachiaria Grasses to Increase  Livestock [...]

Beca-ILRI Hub, Jun/2015

In 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) carried out a ‘Review of successes and failures of dairy value chain development interventions in Tanzania’, to identify the best interventions and strategies to pilot that are pro-poor, gender-sensitive and environmentally sustainable. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jun/2015

From 1 December to 6 December 2014, the BecA-ILRI Hub held a bioinformatics workshop in Khartoum, Sudan. Mark Wamalwa, a post-doctoral scientist in bioinformatics and Joyce Nzioki, a bioinformatics analyst from the BecA-ILRI Hub, in collaboration with Andreas Gisel from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria and Etienne De Villiers from the Kenyan [...]

Beca-ILRI Hub, May/2015

Data from the first round of a household survey evaluating the impact of the Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) in Marsabit, Kenya is now available. Continue reading

IBLI, Jun/2015

Data from household surveys conducted by the Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) project in the Borena Zone of Ethiopia is now available online. Continue reading

IBLI, Jun/2015

Uninsured risk exposure and the experience of uninsured shocks in low-income rural communities cause serious welfare losses and distort behaviors, potentially even resulting in poverty traps. However, conventional insurance products are routinely unavailable due to moral hazard and adverse selection problems, as well as high transaction costs in infrastructure-poor areas. Continue reading

IBLI, Feb/2015

The new study, carried out by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Center for Climate and Society (IRI) at Columbia University showcases projects that have overcome many of the challenges that have previously hindered the uptake of index-based insurance. Continue reading

IBLI, Feb/2015

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People working on East Africa

Abenet Yabowork
Knowledge Curation Manager
Anne Gesare
Research Analyst
Anthony Wamai
A.Wamai@cgiar.org
Barack Wamkaya Wanjawa
Engineering Maintenance Coordinator
Beatrice Orenja Anyona
People and Organizational Development Assistant-Resourcing and Workforce Planning
Benjamin Ashuma
Finance and Accounting Officer
Berhanu Kebede
Housing / Front Office Asssitant
Bernhard Hack
Research Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing Specialist

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