A tool for all seasons: A ‘lean’ household survey system for ‘minimal effort, maximum information’ comes of age
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A tool for all seasons: A ‘lean’ household survey system for ‘minimal effort, maximum information’ comes of age

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Key indicator groups (modules) generated by all RHoMIS applications (Fig. 1 from: The Rural Household Multiple Indicator Survey, data from 13,310 farm households in 21 countries). Out this week is the first public release of a huge dataset generated by recent surveys of more than 13,000 households in 21 countries…

Changing landscapes call for new pathways in livestock development in Ethiopia’s Afar region
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Changing landscapes call for new pathways in livestock development in Ethiopia’s Afar region

One of the Programme for Climate-Smart Livestock Systems (PCSL) components is exploring climate change adaptation to understand how innovative pastoralists and agropastoralists are changing their practices to interact better with their changing environments. Continue reading

Healthy rangelands, healthy livestock and healthy people: A fully integrated One Health approach in pastoral Ethiopia
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Healthy rangelands, healthy livestock and healthy people: A fully integrated One Health approach in pastoral Ethiopia

Participatory Rangeland Management is now being integrated into a One Health approach by ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) and partners VSF-Suisse (Vétérinaires sans Frontières Suisse) and CCM (Comitato Collaborazione Medica). This combines the health of people, livestock and rangelands, and the linkages between them. Continue reading

Highlights of ILRI’s and other Rangelands Initiative partners’ engagement at the 46th Committee on Food Security
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Highlights of ILRI’s and other Rangelands Initiative partners’ engagement at the 46th Committee on Food Security

The 46th session of the Committee on Food Security was held between 14-18 October 2019, and a number of Rangelands Initiative partners supported and facilitated side events on rangelands and pastoralism. Continue reading

ILRI and FANRPAN test nutrition data collection in rural communities using pictography
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ILRI and FANRPAN test nutrition data collection in rural communities using pictography

the Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and ILRI are collaborating in the ‘Improving Dietary and Health Data for Decision-making in Agriculture and Nutrition Actions in Africa’ project, which is developing, evaluating and introducing cost-efficient and scalable solutions for measuring dietary intake and health indicators to track nutrition and health outcomes and their progress at community and national levels in Kenya. Continue reading

Climate-smart livestock program rolled out in southwestern Uganda
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Climate-smart livestock program rolled out in southwestern Uganda

Following the national launch of the four-year Program for Climate-Smart Livestock Systems in Uganda in April, a local launch meeting was held in the southwestern district of Mbarara on 11 September 2019. Continue reading

Analysing Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) data to identify pathways towards food security
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Analysing Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) data to identify pathways towards food security

Our RHoMIS work has led to a unique harmonised database of quantitative information on smallholder livelihoods in low and middle income countries (now containing interviews of more than 28,000 households in 31 countries). We are now in full force analysing these data to identify pathways towards food security, and underpin strategic studies trying to identify the drivers of diverse diets and possible trade offs between agricultural production intensification and key welfare indicators like gender equity. Continue reading

Addressing the challenge of harmonizing RHoMIS tool data from more than 30 countries
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Addressing the challenge of harmonizing RHoMIS tool data from more than 30 countries

At last month’s (9–13 Sep 2019) 9th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL), James Hammond, farming systems analyst at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), presented on how ILRI researchers and partners are addressing the scarcity of data describing the functioning of smallholder farms in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. Continue reading

Linking research-for-development and community needs in the climate-smart livestock systems project
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Linking research-for-development and community needs in the climate-smart livestock systems project

This blog was written by Lucy Njuguna, a Graduate Fellow with the Sustainable Livestock Systems Program. In development work, there is often concern that external interventions can impose unintended costs on communities, especially when there is little or no consultation with the communities on their interests and priorities. This concern is particularly important in research … Continue reading