Africa / Article / CCAFS / Data / Farming Systems / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / SLS

Drivers of household food availability in sub-Saharan Africa based on big data from small farms

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. Continue reading

East Africa / Food security / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / SLS / West Africa

What works where for whom? Estimating effects of interventions on food availability in African households

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. Continue reading

Drylands / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Livestock-Water / SLS / Water / WLE

Aqueous Productivity: an enhanced indicator for agricultural water management

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. Continue reading

Event / Geodata / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Presentation / SLS

Tim Robinson presents livestock production systems data at Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock meeting

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. Continue reading

Agriculture / Article / CGIAR / Farming Systems / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Report / SLS

New article recommends enhanced indicator to measure productivity of water

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 Continue reading