The study quantifies the importance of off-farm income and market conditions across sites differing strongly in agroecology and derives generally applicable threshold values that determine whether farm households have enough food available to feed their families.
At last week’s international conference on Integrated Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture, Randall Ritzema presented a paper on behalf of Tim Robinson about agricultural futures in the humid tropics.
At this week’s international conference on Integrated Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture, Randall Ritzema gave a presentation explaining ‘what works where for which farm household’ that estimates the effects of different interventions on food availability across household distributions in East and West Africa.
At this week’s international conference on Integrated Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture, Randall Ritzema presented a poster explaining an ‘aqueous productivity’ (AP) water performance indicator that improves productivity estimations for water in integrated systems.
This poster highlights recent efforts to bring together and disseminate spatial data relating to the global livestock sector in the Livestock Geo-Wiki , which is being developed by a group of international organizations and universities.
On 7- 10 October 2014, the agenda held the fifth Multi-stakeholder platform (MSP) meeting in Colombia. Tim Robinson, a senior spatial analysis and statistician at ILRI participated in the meeting in which he delivered two presentations focusing on the Global Research Alliance on agricultural greenhouse gases (GRA), an animal health and greenhouse gas emissions intensity network; and on the Livestock Geo-Wiki manure management module.
A newly published journal article recommends an alternative indicator that addresses some limitations of the WP approach and enhances productivity estimates for water in integrated systems. The ‘aqueous productivity’ (AP) uses a systems approach to integrate consumptive and non-consumptive water uses, hence providing an authentic productivity estimation of water
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Environmental Research Group Oxford (ERGO), the University of Oxford and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) joined forces to map the global distribution and abundance of livestock. These new datasets are freely accessible through a Livestock-Geo-Wiki, a site maintained by our collaborators at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).