Analysing Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) data to identify pathways towards food security
Agriculture / Data / Farming Systems / Food security / Knowledge and Information / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research

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

The Rural Household Multiple-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) database hits 21K milestone
Agriculture / Article / CGIAR / Data / Food security / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / SLS

The Rural Household Multiple-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) database hits 21K milestone

By January 2019, the Rural Household Multiple-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) had been used to process data from over 21,000 rural households in 27 countries. Since inception, RHoMIS has seen rapid exponential increase in the number of households being interviewed. Continue reading

Strengthening African research infrastructure for greenhouse gas observations
Africa / Climate Change / Data / Environment / Geodata / Knowledge and Information / Mazingira / Research

Strengthening African research infrastructure for greenhouse gas observations

Originally posted on Mazingira Centre:
The socio-economic conditions of Africa have continued to undergo massive and rapid transformation due to factors such as urbanization and population growth. The adverse effects of climate change on the continent have also intensified, necessitating the design of context-specific strategies to ensure food security and environmental sustainability. In this regard,…

Article / Data / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / ILRI / Knowledge and Information / Resilience / SLS

Glamming up data for smallholder resilience in the Horn of Africa

A data revolution is quietly unfolding in sub-Saharan Africa and empowering sustainable development and resilience for a new generation of policymakers.

Variability in crop and pasture, whether caused by weather, natural disaster, pests and diseases, or political conflict, is arguably the greatest threat to resilience and food security in the Horn of Africa. At the same time, the building blocks of national statistical systems are weak and data challenges are a crushing reality in Africa.

To address this problem, a growing number of analysts are tackling so-called informational wastelands through open-access global and household datasets, pseudo-panels, spatial data analytics and communities of practice. Continue reading

Geodata / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Knowledge and Information / SLS

Mapping the distribution and abundance of the world’s livestock: New global datasets published

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). Continue reading