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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

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Foresight and Metrics to Accelerate Inclusive and Sustainable Agrifood System Transformation

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

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Market Intelligence

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Resilient Cities Through Sustainable Urban and Peri-Urban Agrifood Systems

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Sustainable Animal Productivity for Livelihoods, Nutrition and Gender Inclusion

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The Africa RISING End-of-Program Report: Highlights of a legacy of agricultural research in development for a sustainable future


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Second phase of ResComm agroecology project focuses on smallholder livelihoods in central Tanzania

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Digital innovations webinar promotes equity and sustainability in agri-food systems

Digital innovations webinar promotes equity and sustainability in agri-food systems

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CGIAR and partner collaboration: ‘We’re all singing the same song’

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ILRI and LUANAR: Shaping the future of veterinary service in Malawi

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