Winners of the Humidtropics Innovation Platform Case Study Competition
Agriculture / Animal Production / ASSP / Award / Buffalo / Cattle / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Markets / Uganda

Winners of the Humidtropics Innovation Platform Case Study Competition

Three projects on innovative farmers’ cooperatives, best farming practices in hilly areas and better marketing of milk were winners at recent awards for Innovation Platforms (IP) Case Study Competitions held in Kampala. Continue reading

Drought / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Security / Kenya / Nutrition / Pastoralism / Somalia / Vulnerability

Fasting and famine: When praying turns to preying

The new moon, which when sighted begins the Muslim holy month of Ramadan (photo on Flickr by On Being). As Ramadan begins this week, it is estimated that some 1.4 million Somalis are ‘internally displaced’, with an average of more that 12,000 people displaced every month this year due to drought. Most of these people … Continue reading

Agriculture / BecA / Biotechnology / Burundi / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Kenya / Rwanda / Tanzania / Uganda

Sweden funds innovations to drive crop production in 6 East African countries

Swedish aid and diplomatic colleagues at the official launch of the Bio-Innovate Program in March at ILRI, with Claes Kjellström, representative of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) at the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi (middle); Kikki Nordin, Regional Team Leader of SIDA’s Environment and Economic Development department (left); and Björn Häggmark, Deputy Head of Mission at … Continue reading