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

If you're in Des Moines, Iowa, this week for the World Food Prize (16 Oct 2014) and Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium (15–17 Oct 2014), please join the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) this evening (Wed, 15 Oct), at 7:30 pm (19:30 CTZ), for a lively roundtable discussion on Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Oct/2014

Highlights of the 40-year anniversary event of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) held at the institute's headquarters in the Kabete suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, last week (1 Oct 2014). Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Oct/2014

The Africa RISING program, now in its third year, has made significant progress in getting the different researchers from different backgrounds and institutions to work together in a truly integrated way to develop science-based solutions to the challenges faced by smallholder farmers. This in turn has seen impressive increases in the productivity of smallholder farmers involved in the research project across its five districts in East and Southern Africa. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

Click on the slides below to view a 'Storify' collection of highlights of inputs and outputs of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) at the CGIAR Development Dialogues, held at Columbia University, in New York City, last week (25 Sep 2014). Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Sep/2014

ILRI scientist Delia Grace received the 2014 Trevor Blackburn Award of the British Veterinary Association for her work on animal welfare, animal health and food safety in the developing world.

AgHealth, Sep/2014

Scientists, politicians and donor agents are gathering today at a high-level meeting in New York called CGIAR Development Dialogues. The aim of CGIAR, a global alliance of agricultural science for a food-secure future, in hosting this conference is to sharpen the world's attention on the vital roles of agriculture, livestock, fisheries, landscapes and food systems in sustainable development. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Sep/2014

A slide presentation ILRI director general Jimmy Smith presented last July on why we should care about the world's 'so-called 'mixed' crop-and-livestock agricultural systems. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Sep/2014

This week, Livestock and Fish program director Tom Randolph was part of a panel at the ILRI@40 Tropentag 2014 session on ‘Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security and healthy lives.’ Randolph highlighted the focus of ILRI’s – and ILCA and ILRAD before it – research to benefit poor livestock-keeping households for poverty reduction. … Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Sep/2014

Aflatoxins in contaminated feed can end up in milk, meat and eggs. ILRI is leading a research project aimed at measuring and mitigating the risk of aflatoxins in the feed-dairy chain in Kenya.

AgHealth, Sep/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute recently published a ‘situational analysis of agricultural production and marketing, and natural resources management systems in northwest Vietnam’ for the Humidtropics CGIAR research program. It is a starting point for the program’s work in one of the four geographical ‘Action Area Flagships’ where innovations are tested to meet the challenges of stakeholders. It paints a comprehensive and broad picture of the current systems that are key to tackling the problems faced in the target field sites. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

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Edgar Edwin Twine
Post Doctoral Fellow - Value Chain Economist
Katie Downie
Coordinator, Technical Consortium
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Stuart Worsley
Head of Development Partnership - CRP Livestock and Fish
Wiebke Förch
CCAFS Science Officer

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People working on food security

Edgar Edwin Twine
Post Doctoral Fellow - Value Chain Economist
Katie Downie
Coordinator, Technical Consortium
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Stuart Worsley
Head of Development Partnership - CRP Livestock and Fish
Wiebke Förch
CCAFS Science Officer