A new project promises to generate better dietary and health data for agriculture and nutrition interventions in Africa
Food security / Kenya / SLS

A new project promises to generate better dietary and health data for agriculture and nutrition interventions in Africa

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Despite significant efforts to address it, malnutrition remains a major impediment to development around the world. According to the 2017 Global Nutrition Report, at least one in three people globally are malnourished. While notable progress has been made in reducing world hunger, two billion people are still not getting all…

On the road to salvaging livestock market data: Digitizing livestock market data from Kenya’s arid and semi-arid regions
Data / Food security / Kenya / SLS

On the road to salvaging livestock market data: Digitizing livestock market data from Kenya’s arid and semi-arid regions

Originally posted on Index-Based Livestock Insurance:
By Kevin Kidimu, Research Associate, International Livestock Research Institute Since independence, Kenya has grappled with collection of livestock market data. The livestock production department was established in 1987 and since then, the ministries of agriculture and livestock have been split and merged several times, negatively impacting the livestock subsector.…

Agriculture / Article / Burkina Faso / Climate Change / Environment / Event / Farming Systems / Food security / ILRI / Intensification / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Presentation / SLS / West Africa

Optimizing the role of livestock in mixed farming systems to enhance food production

A paper by researchers at ILRI reviews the role of herbivores in sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Augustine Ayantunde is nominated as a member of the Advisory Committee for the 2022 International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores. Continue reading

Farming Systems / Food security / Gender / Livestock Systems / SLS

The Rural Household Multiple Indicator Survey (RHOMIS): evaluating where and for whom sustainable intensification works

‘The Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHOMIS) framework (www.rhomis.org) provides an implementation-ready solution that produces quantitative information for planning and monitoring investments in sustainable intensification across a range of rural contexts. RHOMIS is a flexible digital platform built on open-source software that can be easily modified to meet a range of needs while collecting a core … Continue reading

Updates from the Sustainable Rangelands Management project in Tanzania
Article / East Africa / Environment / Food security / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Rangelands / Resilience / SLS / Tanzania

Updates from the Sustainable Rangelands Management project in Tanzania

The importance of setting aside grazing areas for livestock and implementing village land use planning in Tanzania were highlighted during a May 2018 discussion between the country’s Minister of Livestock and Fisheries and the OLEGAPA livestock keeper’s association (OLKA). Continue reading

Agriculture / Burkina Faso / Environment / Food security / goats / Intensification / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Report / Research / SLS / West Africa

Burkina Faso study quantifies impact of sustainable intensification on household food security

Researchers analysed and quantified the potential food security impact of boosting a set of sustainable intensification options in Burkina Faso to better identify which technologies would fit the characteristics of specific households.
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