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

The Smallholder Pig Value Chain Development project, which is implemented by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and other partners in Uganda, will conduct household consumer nutrition and dietary surveys from September to November 2014 targeting 1000 households in five districts of Kampala, Masaka, Kamuli, Hoima and Lira. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, 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

Opinion piece by Pamela Anderson and Josh Lozman published in the Impatient Optimists Blog of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: 'Food Security and Nutrition and the Post-2015 Development Goals', 24 Mar 2014. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

Opinion piece by Pamela Anderson and Josh Lozman published in the Impatient Optimists Blog of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: 'Food Security and Nutrition and the Post-2015 Development Goals', 24 Mar 2014. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

The introduction and dissemination of improved dairy cow breeds in Uganda is arguably the most significant step taken to develop a modern and commercial dairy industry in the country over the last two decades. This IFPRI study uses a nationally representative sample of Ugandan households to rigorously examine the impact of adoption of improved dairy … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

In rural economies encumbered by significant market imperfections, farming decisions may partly be motivated by nutritional considerations, in addition to income and risk factors. These imperfections create the potential for farm assets to have direct dietary impacts on nutrition in addition to any indirect effects via income. This working paper from IFPRI tests this hypothesis for the dairy sector in rural Ethiopia, a context in which markets are very thin, own-consumption shares are very high, and milk is an important source of animal-based proteins and micronutrients for young children. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

On 23 and 24 September, the CGIAR Science Forum 2013 on ‘Nutrition and health outcomes: targets for agricultural research’ featured a parallel session on the the economic implications of shifting investments in the primary production to better meet healthy dietary needs. The session was led by Linda Fulponi (OECD) and Yuri Tanimichi (World Bank), and … Continue reading »

Livestock and Fish, Oct/2013

Even in a program like Africa RISING, where Sustainable Intensification is at the heart of the approach, such key concepts should not be taken for granted. A recent conference about ‘sustainable intensification’ in Accra showed that there are widely different understandings about such complex approaches. The 2013 review and planning meeting of the East and … Continue reading »

Africa RISING, Sep/2013

In Morogoro, one of the major rice producing areas in Tanzania, the farmers use residue water from rice irrigation to grow vegetables for additional income and to improve their nutrition. They however face many challenges, which the early win research project on “Enhancing vegetable value chains in rice-based and sole crop production systems to improve household income and consumption in Morogoro” aimed at identifying, in order to suggest options to tackle them and to increase the farmers' income and to improve their nutrition by diversifying their diets with safe vegetables.

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The project, which was led by the World Vegetable Centre (AVRDC...

Africa RISING,

The story of Rhoda Mang'Anya, a farmer in Malawi, is one of the best examples of possible pathways to sustainable intensification. Although it is not a story from Africa RISING, it illustrates very well the kind of pathways that Africa RISING would like to enable.

Rhoad Mang'Anya acquired her half-hectare plot in the early 1990's. The plot was divided between a 'winter season' plot and a garden, where she had planted maize.

At the time, Rhoda was struggling with the poor fertility of her soil. She planted ground nuts and pigeon peas to improve soil nitrogen. In 1994, she benefited from an NGO support program to plant five different tree species (among which faidherbia albida, tephrosia, Gliricidia) which improved the soil fertility and provided good fuel and fodder without requiring inte...

Africa RISING,

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