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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

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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Agriculture / CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / Farming Systems / Food security / SLS / West Africa

Why are some farmers more food secure than others? New study explores

A study, led by researchers based at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), decided to look at what contributes to food security within a household and what others can learn from these families. The team also wanted to explore whether there are gender differentiated responses to climate change. Continue reading

CCAFS / CGIAR / Climate Change / East Africa / ILRI / Pastoralism / SLS / West Africa

New project assesses links between livestock research, policy and climate change adaptation

A new project led by Lance Robinson and Todd Crane from the Livestock Systems and Environment program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) flagship on policies and institutions for climate-resilient food systems, is investigating the links between climate adaptation and livestock science, policy and practice. 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