Food Security / UK

Post-modern posses to the rescue? Owen Barder on the World Bank on aid

Owen Barder at the opening of an ‘AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair’ held at the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, campus of the International Livestock Research Institute in Oct 2010 (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu). Owen Barder writes in his blog of an interesting recent meeting held on ‘the future of aid’ by the World Bank London office. He … Continue reading

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

‘Development aid works’–Look at Ethiopia’s greater resilience in this drought

Herding in Debub Omo, Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s Region, southern Ethiopia (photo on Flickr by CharlesFred). ‘There is a famine in the Horn of Africa. . . . It is at times like this that we get a lot of half-baked commentary about famine. We are told that the problem is drought, or over-population, or … Continue reading

Africa / ILRI / ILRIComms / Innovation Systems / IPMS / Knowledge and Information

‘Still all jazzed up’–impacts of the Addis AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair keep on and on . . .

Roxanna Samii, knowledge practitioner at the International Fund for Agricultural Development, speaks at the opening of the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair, held on the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, campus of the International Livestock Research Institute last week (photo credit: ILRI/Habtamu). Over at the Social Reporting Blog run by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, knowledge practitioner … Continue reading