Communications / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Kenya / Knowledge and Information / Research

CGIAR leads communication-for-research uptake (ResUP) training at Nairobi symposium

A CGIAR-led half-day training session on ‘key messaging and pitching for impact and influencing decision-makers to take up research’ was held on the last day of a ResUp Meet Up Symposium and Training Exchange held 9-12 February 2015 in Nairobi, to explore emerging issues and advance skills and practice in research uptake. Continue reading

Drought / ILRI / Insurance / Kenya / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / Research

ILRI’s mobile-ICT based livestock insurance solution wins overall best innovation award at 2030 ICT Innovation Award ceremony

Eleven companies received a Vision 2030 ICT Innovation Award at a ceremony held in Diani as part of the Kenya ICT Board’s Connected Kenya Summit. The Kenya ICT Board and the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat invited companies that have developed solutions that drive economic growth and social development as outlined in Kenya’s Vision 2030 … Continue reading

Africa / Climate Change / Food Security / ILRI

Challenges and potential for food security in Africa

Livestocks such as goats illustrate the complex vulnerabilities of farmers’ incomes during climate crises. Family farmers and their children are especially vulnerable to hunger (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). As of September 2010, there were 925 million people in the world going hungry, and 98% of them lived in developing countries. Chronic deficiencies of carbohydrates, proteins and … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Asia / Food Security

Experts tackle world hunger worries

Carlos Seré, one of three agricultural experts who spoke yesterday on a panel at the University of Minnesota about securing the global food supply (photo credit: University of Minnesota). ‘With 29 countries facing severe food shortages and the global population expected to increase over the next 40 years, experts have set a timeline to not … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Research

Scientists warn of livestock greenhouse gas boom

Soaring international production of livestock could release enough carbon into the atmosphere by 2050 to single-handedly exceed ‘safe’ levels of climate change, says a study. Scientists combined figures for livestock production in 2000 with Food and Agriculture Organization projections for population growth and meat consumption by 2050. They found that the livestock sector’s emissions alone … Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Animal Feeding / Report

Reducing carbon ‘hoofprint’ can be done, says study

Soaring carbon emissions from a meat-hungry developing world could be cut back substantially by improving animal breeds and feed, according to a study. Demand for livestock products is predicted to double by 2050 as a result of growing populations, urbanisation and better income in the developing world, leading to rise in emissions from the industry. … Continue reading

Agriculture / CGIAR / Climate Change / ILRI

ILRI board member lends support to Guardian global development website

Some of the world’s most influential thinkers and provocative new voices will be tracking their work on the site. Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, current trustee for two CGIAR boards CIMMYT and ILRI since 2008 and has been involved with the Farming First global campaign, advocating for a holistic approach to sustainable agricultural development since 2008. … Continue reading