S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Photo S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

CCAFS early career scientist wins best paper award at climate change conference

Symposium presented opportunity to share experiences from research, field projects and best practice in climate change adaptation in African countries. Catherine Mungai, a researcher at the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has won an award for best paper at the recently concluded Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa… Read more »

G. Smith (CIAT)

Photo G. Smith (CIAT)

Achieving gender parity in African agricultural systems

By Mary Nyasimi and Solomon Kilungu (CCAFS) On International Women’s Day 2016, a webinar highlighted issues central to agricultural development for women in Africa. “If women had the same access to productive resources as men, they could increase yields on their farms by 20 to 30 percent. This could raise total agricultural output in developing… Read more »

S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Photo S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Persuasion: Towards a calculus of influence in livestock research for development

By Susan Macmillan (ILRI) An ‘advocacy wheel’ diagram from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—which used it to help improve outcomes for children’s nutrition by way of the UN Sustainable Development Goals—presented by Hien Tran at a Livestock Advocacy and Communications Convening held at ILRI’s Ethiopia campus in Nov 2015. In November last year (2015),… Read more »

Susan MacMillan (ILRI)

Photo Susan MacMillan (ILRI)

Unlocking the potential of Africa to scale livestock development, high-level conference

By JAMES STAPLETON (ILRI) The African continent stands at a crossroads. Stimulated by rapid population, urbanization and per capita income rises, African economies are growing at unprecedented rates. The ‘sustainable intensification’ of agricultural systems offers greater food security, incomes, trade, and smallholder competitiveness. Failure could leave African states vulnerable to climate shock, rising food prices, and trade… Read more »

CONFERENCE CALL-Policies for Competitive Smallholder Livestock Production

The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) will hold a conference with the theme “Policies for Competitive Smallholder Livestock Production”. The  conference aims to provide an opportunity for African and international scientists and the broader stakeholder… Read more »