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Poverty reduction, livelihoods and jobs

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Poverty reduction, livelihoods and jobs

ILRI research contributes to the CGIAR impact area on Poverty reduction, livelihoods and jobs. 

More than 25% of the world’s population lives on less than US $3.20 a day, making a healthy diet unaffordable for more than 3 billion people. And poverty disproportionately affects rural areas, where agriculture is the predominant livelihood activity. Improving the livelihoods, jobs, and incomes of small-scale producers and other vulnerable people in agrifood value chains is crucial to the wellbeing of millions, and to the world’s ability to feed a growing population.

Browse research initiatives that contribute to this impact area.


Poverty reduction, livelihoods and jobs research initiatives


Excellence in Agronomy for Sustainable Intensification and Climate Change Adaptation

Scientist at work

Foresight and Metrics to Accelerate Inclusive and Sustainable Agrifood System Transformation

Scientist at work

Harnessing Digital Technologies for Timely Decision-Making Across Food, Land and Water Systems

People at market

Market Intelligence

Woman selling fish

Resilient Cities Through Sustainable Urban and Peri-Urban Agrifood Systems

Woman with livestock

Sustainable Animal Productivity for Livelihoods, Nutrition and Gender Inclusion

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How and why better livestock feeding starts with farmers

Using the Livestock Master Plan (LMP) process to influence livestock sector development in Nepal


Gate opener policy session: Using the Livestock Master Plan (LMP) process to influence livestock sector development in Nepal

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Joint PASTRES-ILRI policy workshop offers a vision for the future of pastoral development

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How can a new narrative on pastoralism influence development policy and practice?

ILRI's Derseh wins inaugural Neville Clarke Award

ILRI's Derseh wins inaugural Neville Clarke Award

Building a Community: The Gender and Livestock Data Community of Practice


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