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

A few of the top livestock slide presentations made by ILRI staff in 2015 Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2016

Links to some of ILRI's top stories of 2015 Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2016

Common foods of Khulungira village, in central Malawi: Nsomba zophika (fish stew), chimanga chophika (boiled maize), nyemba zophika (mixed beans with salt and oil), bowa wofutsa (dried mushrooms with ground groundnuts), nkhwani wophatikiza ndi maungu anthete ndi kachewere wophika (pumpkin leaves, pumpkin blossoms and potatoes) and mazira ophika ndi phwetekere, anyezi, mafuta ndi mchere (boiled … Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2016

Many rural households in Zimbabwe rely on food aid to meet their nutritional needs. This problem, often aggravated by unemployment and falls in income, threatens the livelihoods of low income and food-insecure populations. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Dec/2015

Starting in October 2015, ILRI, in partnership with two other CGIAR centres, has initiated a new three-year USD25 million program to help lift 317,000 households out of poverty, making them food secure and enabling their transition from subsistence to market-orientated farming. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Dec/2015

Cattle and figures, Laas Geel cave complex, Somaliland, Somalia. This opinion piece is written by Alain Vidal, director of strategic partnerships at CGIAR. Our global food production system—which includes, in addition to crop farming, raising livestock and deforesting lands to grow livestock feed and other crops—is responsible for about a quarter of the greenhouse gases produced … Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Dec/2015

Farmers participating in the Zimbabwe Crop-Livestock Integration for Food Security (ZimCLIFS) project have increased their gross margins by up to 70%. The ongoing food security improvement project is targeting the country’s dairy farmers to help improve feed farming and overall dairy production. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Dec/2015

Women represent 70% of African smallholder chicken producers. Chickens can be a real way out of difficult livelihoods for these women and the households they attend to. A new project, SciDev.Net recently reported, is aiming at leveraging this potential in novel ways. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2015

The results of this analysis are conclusive: livestock development among resource poor smallholders in Zambia’s Copperbelt increases household dietary diversity and total consumption expenditures, with dietary impacts that are substantially greater for animals that produce food products for direct consumption. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2015

Industrialization is key to economic development, and agriculture—supplying raw materials for processing and value addition—is an essential component of that process. Comprising more than 40% of national GDP and producing the overwhelming majority of the Ethiopia's food, smallholder farmers are at the centre of the country's recent economic success. So declared the director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Jimmy Smith, in an agriculture panel discussion, this week, organized by the Economist magazine and held at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Oct/2015

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Johanna Lindahl
Scientist
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

Johanna Lindahl
Scientist
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