Africa / Animal Production / Animal Products / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Livestock / Markets

Livestock production and marketing in Ethiopia

Livestock is an important sub-sector within Ethiopia’s economy in terms of its contributions to both agricultural value-added and national GDP. Between 1995/96 and 2005/06, it averaged 24% of agricultural GDP and 11% of national GDP. At the household level, livestock are crucial to the lives of pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, and smallholder farm households; they help to … 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

CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / Environment / Food Security

East Africa to take part in 10-year research on boosting food security

East Africa has been earmarked for a global research programme that seeks to strike a balance between food production and environment conservation. Faced with the new threat of climate change, the Consultative Group on International and Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) will spearhead the 10-year challenge programme on Climate Change, … Continue reading

Africa / CGIAR / Climate Change / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya

World scientists meet again over climate change in Kenya

Climate change in Africa and the world at large has impacted on many fronts resulting in drought and floods hence resulting in food shortage. Consequently, poverty levels have increased leading to low development among many developing nations. It is against this backdrop that leading agriculture and climate scientists, policymakers, farmers, and development experts from around … Continue reading