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 a guest commentary written for the 2015 Global Food Security Symposium, John McDermott of IFPRI and Delia Grace of ILRI call for food safety systems to be tailored for different country contexts.

AgHealth, Apr/2015

Richard Zozimo begins a journey to unlock the knowledge that could transform his country’s most important food crop With approximately 330,000 square kilometers of land space, is estimated to be suitable for cultivation and 80% of its population living in rural farming communities, South Sudan has the potential to become Africa’s granary. Sorghum, the fifth [...]

Beca-ILRI Hub, Mar/2015

A regional conference on zoonoses in eastern Africa held on 9-12 March 2015 featured a keynote presentation by ILRI on the role of CGIAR research in contributing to healthy people, animals and ecosystems.

AgHealth, Mar/2015

Improving value chains performance is high on the agenda of Livestock and Fish country value chain programs. Public-private partnerships can identify stakeholders with a significant interest in value chain programing, allowing for mutual trust building and understanding to accommodate different roles, responsibilities, interests, joint design and co-delivery of research for development work. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Mar/2015

'Africa could be on the brink of an agricultural revolution. Political commitment to the sector is thankfully gaining momentum as an effective route to bring African populations out of hunger and poverty. But there is also talk that the region’s potential croplands should feed the rest of the world as well, in addition to providing vast quantities of biofuels. However, a new scientific paper released this week suggests African countries should cast global requests aside and instead focus on staple crop production to feed the continent first.' Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2015

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

A new book, Food Safety and Informal Markets: Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa, presents a review of food safety in informal markets and 25 case studies of the meat, milk and fish sectors in eight countries in East, West and southern Africa.

AgHealth, Feb/2015

Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), gave one of three keynote presentations at the recent Agricultural Research Congress, held in Karnal, India, at the National Dairy Research Institute, from 3 to 6 Feb 2015. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Feb/2015

Growing up in the remote village of Itiryo near the Kenya-Tanzania border, Chacha Nyangi could not have imagined his present life as a young Tanzanian scientist who is confronting the challenges facing smallholder farmers in the country and beyond. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Feb/2015

The Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub capacity building program, which is also known as the Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF), is seeking applications for short- to medium-term research projects that can be undertaken at the BecA-ILRI Hub in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/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

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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