food security

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

With as little as one-quarter of expected rainfall received, widespread drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have intensified since the failure of the October–December rains, FAO said. Areas of greatest concern cover much of Somalia, northeast and coastal Kenya, southeast Ethiopia as well as the Afar region still to recover from El Niño induced drought of 2015/16, and South Sudan, which faces a serious food crisis due to protracted insecurity. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Feb/2017
The following are highlights of a new CGIAR paper advancing ways to make agricultural science make a bigger difference to development outcomes. We describe a theory-of-change approach to an agricultural research for development program. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jan/2017
At the Global Landscapes Initiative in the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, our research focuses on increasing global food security while reducing harmful impacts from agriculture to Earth’s natural resources. We have found that one key strategy to combating food insecurity—lack of access to nutritious foods—is increasing food production on small farms. There are tremendous opportunities to increase yields throughout South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. . . . Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jan/2017
Join an upcoming joint Agrilinks and Microlinks webinar on 25 January 2017 at 0900–1100 hours EDT where ILRI scientists will be among experts who will share effective approaches to improving food safety and quality related to livestock production.
AgHealth, Jan/2017
Take a look below at the top ten viewed articles published in 2016 on the ILRI Clippings blog. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jan/2017
Take a look below at the top ten viewed articles published in 2016 on the ILRI News blog. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jan/2017
In this guest post, originally published by Farming First, Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of the
 International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), takes a closer look at livestock’s impact on the environment, and what is being done to manage its environmental 'hoofprint'. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Dec/2016
'. . . [A]ccording to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, . . . [Africa] will . . . need to dramatically increase its agricultural efficiency. Right now, Africa imports 20% of its cereal needs, despite having a quarter of the world’s arable land. . . . With a population expected to expand by another 1.3 billion people by 2050, Sub-saharan African countries will have to import half of all needed cereals in the next 30 years, if drastic changes to agricultural methods aren’t taken, the study concluded. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2016
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment have used household census data to map smallholder farms in developing countries. Despite the fact that smallholder and family farms are crucial to feeding the planet, little is known regarding the location and size of smallholder farms. This study attempts to fill this knowledge gap. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2016
This week, Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), led a delegation from ILRI to the Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC HLM2), held in Nairobi, Kenya. On 30 Nov 2016, Smith participated in a panel discussion highlighting the essential role of business in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and providing guidance for how governments and development partners can support responsible, inclusive and sustainable business. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Dec/2016

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Birhanu Megersa Lenjiso
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Emmanuel Mwau M.
Research Assistant
Johanna Lindahl
Scientist
Kaleb Shiferaw
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Lutz Merbold
Senior Scientist Mazingira Centre
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Victoria Kyallo
Project Manager - Urban Zoo project

People working on food security

Birhanu Megersa Lenjiso
Post-Doctoral Scientist
Emmanuel Mwau M.
Research Assistant
Johanna Lindahl
Scientist
Kaleb Shiferaw
Research officer I
Lutz Merbold
Senior Scientist Mazingira Centre
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Victoria Kyallo
Project Manager - Urban Zoo project