nutrition

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on nutrition. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to nutrition. 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
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
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
To improve the nutritional status of women in the reproductive age and children below five years, an awareness drive under the Smart Food campaign has been launched in selected counties in Kenya. The aim is to promote increased consumption of nutrient dense, drought tolerant crops (sorghum, millets, pigeonpea, groundnut, cowpea and green gram) and appropriate … Continue reading →
AVCD, Dec/2016
In Asia, milk production has almost tripled, from about 110 million tons in 1990 to nearly 300 million tons in 2013—accounting for more than 80 percent of the world's increase in milk supplies during that time. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2016
The era of commodity research aimed at feeding a starving world is over. A new era has begun that requires us to nourish everyone in ways that can be sustained environmentally, economically and culturally. Policymakers urgently need to recognize that diets are compromising economic productivity and well-being as never before. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2016
Originally posted on ILRI news: Kenyan boy drinking milk (photo credit: ILRI/Dave Elsworth). A new research paper by scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partner organizations confirms that milk, meat and eggs are widely consumed by poor people in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi: these animal-source goods make up nearly 40% of…
AgHealth, Nov/2016
At last week’s National Food and Nutrition Symposium held at the Kenya School of Government, Jennifer Adere, a Nutrition Specialist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) presented a background study that sought to understand the pathways through which livestock influence women’s empowerment and maternal and child nutrition. Continue reading →
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Nov/2016
A new research paper by scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partner organizations confirms that milk, meat and eggs are widely consumed by poor people in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi: these animal-source goods make up nearly 40% of the food budget and half of this is spent on dairy products. Economic analysis revealed a high propensity to consume animal-source foods and elasticities showed that, if their prices could be lowered, consumption of animal-source foods would rocket, benefiting both the nutritional status of poor consumers and the livelihoods of small-scale livestock producers. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Nov/2016
Originally posted on ILRI news: ILRI’s Delia Grace (left) and Shirley Tarawali (right), made two of the three presentations at the second of a four-part series of meetings-cum-webinars on enhancing nutrition through market-led livestock development in developing countries. This series is being organized by Land O’Lakes International Development and ILRI (photo credits: left, ILRI/Susan MacMillan,…
AgHealth, Nov/2016

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Birhanu Megersa Lenjiso
Post-Doctoral Scientist
Edwin Kimani Kang'ethe
mNutrition Project Officer
Esther Omosa
Senior Nutrition Specialist
Jennifer Wema Adere
Nutrition Specialist
Zelalem Lema Moti
Research Officer I - Innovation in Agricultural Systems

People working on nutrition

Birhanu Megersa Lenjiso
Post-Doctoral Scientist
Edwin Kimani Kang'ethe
mNutrition Project Officer
Esther Omosa
Senior Nutrition Specialist
Jennifer Wema Adere
Nutrition Specialist
Zelalem Lema Moti
Research Officer I - Innovation in Agricultural Systems