food security

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on food security. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to food security. See ILRI research on other subjects

In the lead up to the 2016 Science Forum, steering committee members and invited speakers answered a few questions related to the Forum’s focus on agricultural research pathways to inclusive rural development. Below are excerpts of their responses. You'll find all the responses on the SF2016 blog site. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Apr/2016

Exactly four days following Easter Sunday this year, the ‘long rains’ arrived in Nairobi, watering the earth, flooding the streets, pounding the rooftops. All night that night, and all night the following nights, the kusi monsoon, blowing inland from across the Indian Ocean, has delivered the beating rain. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Apr/2016

Consumption of animals helped hominins to grow bigger brains. But in a world rich with food, how necessary is meat?
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ILRI clippings, Mar/2016

One of the fastest growing subsectors in agriculture–livestock–can significantly contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if the opportunities it offers, especially for people in developing countries, are harnessed for economic growth, improved livelihoods and food and nutritional security. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2016

Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), will today (Friday, 4 Mar 2016) join global livestock industry leaders to discuss ‘Beef’s role in feeding the world’ at the International Livestock Congress (ILC), in Houston, USA. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2016

Crop diversity can be conserved and shared. Scientists know how to do it and at a very limited cost to the world community. It requires global leadership and stronger partnerships and the building of capacities of scientists in the developing world. No country is self-sufficient; successful breeding is highly dependent on functioning multilateralism, according to Marie Haga, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2016

The CGIAR System Office of the new organization is to be located in Montpellier, France, and will be led by an executive director, who will need to possess a combination of a collaborative, thoughtful leadership style, diplomatic skill, exemplary judgment and a track record of developing consensus through trust and relationship-building. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2016

CGIAR livestock scientists are working actively to help the world meet the SDGs. We are intentionally tailoring our livestock-related knowledge products, technologies, institutional arrangements and policy support to provide new options for meeting specific SDGs by addressing developing world livestock problems and opportunities. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Feb/2016

'Estimates of the number of people affected by drought [in Ethiopia] doubled between June and October in 2015 to 8.2m, and are now pushing beyond 10m (of a population of about 100m). . . . Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Feb/2016

Jagger Harvey will lead the U.S. Agency for International Development's Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss at the university. The $8.5 million project is helping the countries of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana and Guatemala reduce the amount of food that is lost or contaminated after harvest. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Feb/2016

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Johanna Lindahl
Scientist
Kaleb Shiferaw
Research officer I
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Stuart Worsley
Head of Development Partnership - CRP Livestock and Fish
Wiebke Förch
CCAFS Science Officer Policies and Institutions for Climate Resilient Food Systems

People working on food security

Johanna Lindahl
Scientist
Kaleb Shiferaw
Research officer I
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Stuart Worsley
Head of Development Partnership - CRP Livestock and Fish
Wiebke Förch
CCAFS Science Officer Policies and Institutions for Climate Resilient Food Systems