livelihoods

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

An analysis of smallholder integration into agri-food markets was carried out by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Wageningen University, through a case study of an ongoing smallholder dairy development program in Tanzania, locally referred to as 'Maziwa Zaidi'. Continue reading →
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Feb/2017
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 experience of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partner scientists in 2015–2016 highlights how research and policy analysis guide prioritization of livestock investments and interventions that transform livestock value chains enabling men and women smallholder farmers to improve their lives. However, building on solid research, it is the training of key stakeholders and research support which delivers direct benefits to value chains actors and poor consumers of animal-source foods. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Feb/2017
A recently published research report highlights that in order to appropriately address gender and socially inclusive development in the Kenyan dairy sector, any intervention must take into consideration the substantive cultural gender issues that are at play at both the household and producer organization levels. Continue reading →
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, 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
Just through feeding her cow on Brachiaria grass and proper maintenance, a smallholder farmer in western Kenya has improved her milk yield more than two-fold. Continue reading →
AVCD, Jan/2017
A group of farmers in Kisumu County of Kenya promise to lead the western region of Kenya as the next frontier in dairy production. So successful has the group been in marshaling collective action, that they have received policy makers’ recognition. Continue reading →
AVCD, 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
Nathanael Johnson, a talented food writer at Grist, a non-profit environmental news and commentary site based in Seattle, has published a thoughtful special series of eight articles around a question seldom looked at squarely in the eye—that is: How can we eliminate absolute poverty from the world without destroying the environment in the process? Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2016

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Birhanu Megersa Lenjiso
Post-Doctoral Scientist
Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Dereje Legesse
Agribusiness Expert
Duncan Collins Khalai
Market and Capacity Development Specialist
Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Lance W. Robinson
Senior Scientist
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Nils Teufel
Agricultural Economist
Philemon Chelang'a
Research Analyst

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People working on livelihoods

Birhanu Megersa Lenjiso
Post-Doctoral Scientist
Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Dereje Legesse
Agribusiness Expert
Duncan Collins Khalai
Market and Capacity Development Specialist
Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Lance W. Robinson
Senior Scientist
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist

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