nutrition

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

Africa RISING is contributing to changing the fates of children in Koutiala city in the Sikasso region of Mali by supporting an initiative to educate young mothers and pregnant women about ways of preparing nutritious meals for their infants using whole grain cereals. The initiative dubbed, the nutrition field schools program is improving child health and freeing up women’s time.So far 290 people have participated in nutrition field schools (94% women) and about 600 households have benefited from collective demonstrations. The consumption of whole grain sorghum increased in six villages. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Apr/2015

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

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Pork joints in Uganda (photo credit: ILRI/Martin Heilmann, Freie Universitaet Berlin). The following excerpts are taken from a guest commentary, Healthy foods must be nutritious, safe and fair, published on the Global Food for Thought blog of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on 10 Apr 2015. The authors are John McDermott,…

Safe Food Fair Food, Apr/2015

Pork joints in Uganda (photo credit: ILRI/Martin Heilmann, Freie Universitaet Berlin). The following excerpts are taken from a guest commentary, Healthy foods must be nutritious, safe and fair, published on the Global Food for Thought blog of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on 10 Apr 2015. The authors are John McDermott, of the International Food Policy … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Apr/2015

A recent analysis by IFPRI and ILRI of 20 livestock and fish value chains in Africa and Asia shows how gender differences in value chain participation influence exposure to risk.

AgHealth, Apr/2015

The BecA-ILRI Hub aflatoxin platform hosts state-of-the-art nutritional and aflatoxin analysis facilities and a range of research projects working to ensure safe food and feed in Africa.

AgHealth, 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

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

Mrs. Ephraim Lukumay, a farmer in Bermi village, Babati District of Tanzania tells of how Amaranth farming has changed her life for the better - thanks to Africa RISING initiative to promote the vegetable in collaboration with AVRDC. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

Of the many virtues of grain legumes, one is little recognized. Visitors to the livestock fodder markets of West Africa are always surprised to see groundnut and cowpea haulms (stalks and stems of legume plants) sold at prices that exceed that of cereal grains and not infrequently even that of groundnut and cowpea seeds, particularly during periods when sheep keepers are fattening their animal for slaughter at festivities such as Tabaski. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

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Edwin Kimani Kang'ethe
mNutrition Project Officer
Zelalem Lema Moti
Research Officer I Innovation in Agricultural System to Enhance Rainwater Management

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Edwin Kimani Kang'ethe
mNutrition Project Officer
Zelalem Lema Moti
Research Officer I Innovation in Agricultural System to Enhance Rainwater Management