Drought / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Food Security / ILRI / Kenya / Pastoralism / Somalia / Vulnerability

‘The food crisis in the Horn is essentially a livestock crisis’–Lloyd Le Page, CEO of the CGIAR

Voice of America’s Cathy Majtenyi interviews CGIAR CEO Lloyd Le Page at the CGIAR News Briefing on ‘Research Options for Mitigating Drought-induced Food Crises,’ 1 Sep 2011 (photo credit: ILRI/Susan MacMillan). Katy Migiro summarizes on Alertnet four ways to prevent famine in the Horn of Africa raised by experts meeting at the opening in Kenya … Continue reading

Drought / East Africa / Food Security / ILRI / Kenya / Pastoralism / Vulnerability

News conference today on Horn’s food crises: Participate via a live video link and chat channel

The CGIAR Consortium is holding a live interactive panel today on challenges and solutions to the Food Crisis in the Horn of Africa. The Daily Kos also reports that Chris Funk, who leads a Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS Net), says that FEWS Net gave early warning of the drought-related hunger facing the Horn … Continue reading

CCAFS / Climate Change / Drought / East Africa / Film and video / Food Security / Insurance / Vulnerability

Reverse decline in agricultural development in drought-ravaged Horn of Africa–Jim Hansen

Climate and food security expert Jim Hansen, based at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, at Colombia University, recently laid out some of the causes of food insecurity in drought-afflicted East Africa. Among the main reasons he cites is a decline, since the 1990s, in agricultural research and development in this region, a … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Asia / CGIAR / CRPs / Latin America / Research

Leaner, more efficient, international agricultural research–CGIAR

A new brochure, ‘Changing agricultural research in a changing world,’ in long and short versions, has been produced by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) on why the CGIAR has reformed and how the world will benefit. The following is a transcript of the short version. ‘Agriculture in the developing world faces unprecedented … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Asia / CCAFS / CGIAR / Climate Change / Directorate / Food Security / Latin America / Research / Vietnam

Multi-donor trust fund to spur multi-partner science tackling big food production problems in poor countries

From a new blog from the Fund Office of the Consultative Group on International Agriculutral Research (CGIAR), to which the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) belongs, comes this news about new funding for agricultural research for development. ‘In a powerful display of solidarity with the world’s poor, key donors and stakeholders meeting in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Asia / Impact Assessment / Knowledge and Information / Latin America / Research / Women

Find out what’s new at the new Consortium of Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

Home page of the website of the Consortium of CGIAR Centers. You’ll find news of the new Consortium of Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), to which the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) belongs,  posted by the consortium’s communications officer, Elizabeth Clarke, in the What’s New section of the Consortium website. … Continue reading