livelihoods

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

On 19 December 2014, a policy dialogue on ‘mainstreaming models for dairy-based livelihood improvement in Uttrakhand’ was organised by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Himmotthan Society, the nodal agency of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust & the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Jan/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

Livestock matters a great deal in developing countries, playing an increasingly important role in food security and economic development. In fact, the livestock subsector is growing faster than all other agriculture sectors in developing countries worldwide. And importantly in the International Year of Family Farming, the bulk of that livestock production is occurring on small family farms. Livestock farming offers unique features to support local livelihoods and economies, especially for women. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

On 19 December 2014, a policy dialogue on ‘mainstreaming models for dairy-based livelihood improvement in Uttrakhand’ was organised by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Himmotthan Society, the nodal agency of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust & the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Jan/2015

What is the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish doing to develop capacity to enhance smallholder agricultural value chains in Asia, Africa and Latin America? Take a look at this wonderfully animated 6-minute video to find out. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2015

This January, Oxford University Press is publishing The Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics, and Society, a 904-page hardback volume addressing an issue that affects all of us: the intersection of food and politics. Among the 49 chapter authors of this new handbook are two members of staff at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) who left the institute recently: Purvi Mehta-Bhatt and Pier Paulo Ficarelli. Their chapter covers 'livestock in the food debate'. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

Strong demand for milk in Bihar Province, India, for direct human consumption and for vital nutrients for the community, has provided an opportunity for one farmer to venture in business. The International Livestock Research Institute is providing opportunities for better feed and this is improving the quality and quantity of milk as this story shows. … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Dec/2014

Agricultural management can do only so much to increase the resilience, diversification and risk management of the developing world's livestock-keeping communities. Their successful adaptation to climate change depends heavily also on their being supported by enabling policy and other environments. What that in turn depends on is reliable evidence of just how big a difference livestock adaptations can make to household incomes and food security provided in timely ways and appropriate formats. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Dec/2014

A new book on the role of smallholder and family farms in sustainable agriculture, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in October 2014, is highlighting the important role of the livestock sector in developing countries.

Deep Roots, which is a co-publication of FAO and Tudor Rose and features a chapter: ‘Livestock farming boosts local economies in developing countries’ by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) was launched at the global closing event of the 2014 International Year of the Family Farming (IYFF) in Manila, Philippines on 27 November 2014. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Dec/2014

The master plan, which ILRI contributed to, is based on a qualitative and fact-based livestock sector model and analysis. The new plan will see improvement in Ethiopia’s poultry breeds and forages and the creation and maintenance of a livestock population database in the country. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Dec/2014

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Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Dereje Legesse
Agribusiness Expert
Duncan Collins Khalai
Market and Capacity Development Specialist
Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Lance W. Robinson
Environmental Governance and Resilience Specialist
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Philemon Chelang'a
Research Analyst
Todd Andrew Crane
Climate Adaptation Scientist
Wiebke Förch
CCAFS Science Officer

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People working on livelihoods

Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Dereje Legesse
Agribusiness Expert
Duncan Collins Khalai
Market and Capacity Development Specialist
Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Lance W. Robinson
Environmental Governance and Resilience Specialist
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Philemon Chelang'a
Research Analyst

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