A4NH / Agri-Health / Animal Products / Consumption / Food Safety / FSZ / Health / ILRI / Nutrition / Opinion piece

Healthy foods must be nutritious, safe and fair–But what is good for the rich may be bad for the poor

Pork joints in Uganda (photo credit: ILRI/Martin Heilmann, Freie Universitaet Berlin). The following excerpts are taken from a guest commentary, Healthy foods must be nutritious, safe and fair, published on the Global Food for Thought blog of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on 10 Apr 2015. The authors are John McDermott, of the International Food Policy … Continue reading

Agriculture

Overheard at Africa Agriculture Science Week, in Accra

Entrance to FARA’s 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6), in Accra, Ghana, 15-20 Jul 2013 (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu). The following remarks were noted by members of the delegation of 22 staff of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) who participated in the sixth Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6), ‘Africa Feeding Africa’, organized by the … Continue reading

Agriculture / Directorate / Event / Food Security / ILRI

Integrate science and society — Zimbabwean food policy expert at Chicago Council symposium

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, CEO and head of mission of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), based in South Africa, is chair of ILRI’s board of trustees (photo credit: Lindiwe Majele Sibanda). At the ongoing Chicago Council Global Food Security Symposium, ‘there is renewed focus across public, private, and international organizations towards … Continue reading

CGIAR / Climate Change / Event / Food Security / Nutrition

Hunger-nutrition-climate: Can the ‘centre’ hold? Is ‘climate-smart’ agriculture the answer?

Rain clouds over a farming village near Iringa, Tanzania (photo on Flickr by United Nations /Wolff.) A Hunger-Nutrition-Climate Justice Conference is in its second day of deliberations today (16 Apr) in Dublin. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, head of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), in southern Africa, and chair of the board of … Continue reading

Africa / Australia / BecA / Directorate / Event / Food Security / ILRI / Nutrition / Presentation

Livestock for Africa’s food security: Sydney launch of Australian International Food Security Centre

Cattle in Africa (photo on Flickr by Jeff Haskins). Last November (2012), Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), took part in a conference, Food Security in Africa: Bridging Research and Practice, held in Sydney, Australia, to launch the Australian International Food Security Centre (AIFSC). At the conference, the AIFSC announced an … Continue reading

Africa / Directorate / Food Security / ILRI / Women

ILRI board member Lindiwe Majele Sibanda celebrates African women farmers

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, member of the ILRI Board of Trustees and CEO of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) (picture credit: ILRI). Lindiwe Majele Sibanda celebrates International Women’s Day today with the following message. ‘As we mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the economic, political … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Europe / Food Security

Europe risks being left behind as partner with African farm sector, Conway, Sibanda and other experts report to UK Parliament

Lindiwe Sibanda, member of the board of trustees of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and chief executive officer and head of diplomatic mission of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (photo credit: ILRI). As fears increase about the impact of another global food crisis on poverty in Africa, a ten-member panel … Continue reading