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

Through the Africa RISING project, farmers in nine villages located in Manyara and Dodoma regions of Tanzania have been introduced to Amaranth and African nightshade farming. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Feb/2016

A few of the top livestock slide presentations made by ILRI staff in 2015 Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2016

Cornel Massawe, nematologist at Tengeru Horticultural and Training Institute (HORTI Tengeru), introduces himself and his work with the Africa RISING - NAFAKA technology scaling project in Tanzania. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa RISING. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2016

Last month (15 December 2015), ILRI researchers and agriculture sector partners in Nagaland discussed the process of ‘framing a pig breeding policy’ in the state at a workshop that reviewed current evidence from ongoing pig farming research. The meeting also generated recommendations for a pig breeding policy in the state, which among other goals, aims to develop pig breeds/cross-breeds that are adaptable, productive and appropriate for the smallholder pig farmers in Nagaland. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Jan/2016

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners in Southeast Asia have started a series of market research and value chain improvement efforts aimed at improving smallholder pig farming in the Philippines and Vietnam. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Jan/2016

This was the ‘Year of Meat’, when animal flesh became the poster child for health and environmental 'bads'. As the role of over-consuming meat in greenhouse gas emissions, obesity and cancer took centre stage, even iron man Arnold Schwarzenegger, speaking at the United Nations COP21 climate change conference in Paris this Dec, climbed the bandwagon to advocate eating less meat. Below are summaries of two of the more balanced articles (evidence-based and not unreasonably optimistic about human enterprise and ingenuity) that appeared this year about our love-hate relationship with meat. Continue reading ...

ILRI clippings, Dec/2015

Women represent 70% of African smallholder chicken producers. Chickens can be a real way out of difficult livelihoods for these women and the households they attend to. A new project, SciDev.Net recently reported, is aiming at leveraging this potential in novel ways. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2015

The results of this analysis are conclusive: livestock development among resource poor smallholders in Zambia’s Copperbelt increases household dietary diversity and total consumption expenditures, with dietary impacts that are substantially greater for animals that produce food products for direct consumption. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2015

A chapter in a new book published by WHO (Aug 2015) describes four steps that governments can adopt to assess the potential impact of trade liberalization on food-related health and nutrition.

AgHealth, Sep/2015

Mahama Saaka, is a scientist from the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Ghana. The university (UDS) is one of the Africa RISING implementing partner institutions. In this interview which is part of a series of portraits of key people in Africa RISING, Mahama introduces himself and his work within the Africa RISING program. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2015

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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

People working on nutrition

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