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 an article published on 2 March 2015 in Reactions magazine online, Victoria Beckett reports that '[r]ecent technology has allowed satellite imagery to assess weather damage' and [o]ver the last few years "index-based livestock insurance (IBLI)" has provided insured pastoralists across Africa with a pay-out in times of drought, based on predicted rather than actual livestock deaths.' Continue reading

IBLI, Mar/2015

This Jun 2015, Evidence on Demand, an international development information hub supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), published a 44-page paper identifying key evidence gaps in our knowledge of livestock- and fisheries-linked antimicrobial resistance in the developing world and documenting on-going and planned research on this topic by key stakeholders.The paper, written by veterinary epidemiologist and food safety expert Delia Grace, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), is titled: Review of evidence on antimicrobial resistance and animal agriculture in developing countries. Continue reading ...

ILRI news blog, Jun/2015

Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), gave a keynote presentation at the International Federation for Animal Health–Europe conference Healthy Animals, Healthy Food, a Healthy Future, held in Brussels on 11 Jun 2015. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jun/2015

A new working paper from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has been published on the impacts of climate change on livestock across Africa. Lead author of the new paper, Philip Thornton, is a scientist with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jun/2015

The inestimable Tara Garnett, of the Food Climate Research Network, offers much new food for thought on ‘the meat question’ in a new discussion paper on What is a sustainable healthy diet? and a new think piece, Gut feelings and possible tomorrows: (where) does animal farming fit? Continue reading

ILRI news blog, May/2015

Speaking to the private sector players in the canning bean sector in Kenya one cannot fail to note their excitement…  over the new canning bean varieties that were released in 2015.  Beans is the most important source of protein, iron and zinc for resource poor communities in Eastern Africa. With a growing middle class and…

BioInnovate Africa, May/2015

Aflatoxin research by the Finland-funded FoodAfrica program was showcased at Europe Day 2015 celebrations in Nairobi, Kenya.

AgHealth, May/2015

At this week's international conference on Integrated Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture, Randall Ritzema gave a presentation explaining 'what works where for which farm household' that estimates the effects of different interventions on food availability across household distributions in East and West Africa. Continue reading

Livestock system and environment , Mar/2015

Sweet potato is the second most important tuber crop in Uganda and has potential to provide food security to many resource poor rural homesteads… and in particular regions that traditionally have poor soils and whose weather pattern has become erratic ostensibly due to climate change. Unlike other subsistence crops, sweet potatoes can stay in the…

BioInnovate Africa, Apr/2015

Kenya and Tanzania are the world’s second and third largest producers of sisal, Agave sisalana, with a number of large plantation estates and processing factories...

BioInnovate Africa, Apr/2015

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Kaleb Shiferaw
Research officer I
Katharine Downie
Senior Scientist and Coordinator, Technical Consortium
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

Kaleb Shiferaw
Research officer I
Katharine Downie
Senior Scientist and Coordinator, Technical Consortium
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