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

Insurance that pays out when forage coverage drops—known as index-based livestock insurance—is an elegant idea. Andrew Mude, an economist and principal scientist at ILRI, last month was awarded the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application. The award, a major prize in agricultural research, is given by the World Food Prize Foundation and financed by the Rockefeller Foundation. Tina Rosenberg covers the story in the New York Times. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Nov/2016
A first look at a revamped ILRI program: Policy, Value Chains and Livelihoods Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Oct/2016
The Policy Round Table of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), meeting in Rome on 17 Oct 2016, discussed the report on Sustainable Agricultural Development for Food Security and Nutrition: What Roles for Livestock? The report had been launched on 1 July in Rome and is now available in all of the UN languages. The Plenary Session of the Committee endorsed a set of recommendations, drafted during preliminary negotiations led by Ambassador Yaya Olaniran (Nigeria). Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Oct/2016
Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in a webinar today hosted by Food Tank, presented the case for sustainable livestock development in low- and middle-income countries helping the world achieve food and nutritional security. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Oct/2016
Andrew Mude, an economist and principal scientist at ILRI, is being presented with the 2016 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application today, 12 Oct 2016, for his work leading an innovative livestock insurance program that employs satellite data to help protect livestock herding communities in the Horn of Africa from the devastating effects of drought. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Oct/2016
On 17 October 2016, Land O’Lakes International Development and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) will host a one-day in-person event in Washington DC that addresses the programmatic and operational challenges of increasing consumption of ASF in rural and producer households through market development initiatives. Continue reading →
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Oct/2016
The journal ‘Science’ publishes Q&A with Borlaug Field Award winner Andrew Mude Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Sep/2016
I was impressed by how much India’s women food producers make the most out of their situations, how often they thrive in what they do despite constraints, how few view themselves as victims of their circumstances, how often, and with what assurance and purposefulness, they exercise agency. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Aug/2016
Through the recently launched Feed the Future Kenya Accelerating Value Chain Development (AVCD) Program, ILRI has partnered with county governments and other actors to promote dairy production in western Kenya. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jul/2016
A market study of the avocado, pepper, cassava and beef cattle value chains in Vietnam was recently completed. Funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics), the study was conducted in November 2014 by agricultural economists and researchers from ILRI, Tay Nguyen University and Western Highlands Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, Jun/2016

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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
Todd Andrew Crane
Climate Adaptation Scientist

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People working on livelihoods

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

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