Monthly Archives: August 2015

Premise of progress – Building human and social capital for Africa’s agricultural success

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
By Katrin Glatzel It is not uncommon that young people don’t want to follow in their parents’ footsteps, especially if it means a low income, food insecurity and back-breaking…

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Gender perceptions of resource ownership and their implications for food security among rural livestock owners

Originally posted on ILRI livelihoods, gender and impact:
Smallholder farmers in Uganda (photo credit: John Recha/CCAFS). How do men and women livestock keepers understand or perceive resource ownership? What implications have these perceptions on food security in smallholder settings? These…

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Is the empowerment of women livestock keepers the key to improved nutrition? A new study seeks to find out

Originally posted on ILRI livelihoods, gender and impact:
A woman milking a cow in Tanga, Tanzania (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu) Written by Alessandra Galie One of the main goals of gender research in the CGIAR research program on Livestock and…

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‘Soft’ science at ILRAD/ILRI: A lively look back at three decades of veterinary epidemiology for development

Originally posted on ILRI news:
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) marked its 40-year anniversary last year, 2014. One of the publications commissioned to celebrate that milestone is this new research report, Towards a Healthier Planet, written by Brian Perry,…

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Mekon Delta Case Study: Agricultural transformation in developing countries under contexts of urbanization and climate change

Originally posted on Rural Sociology Wageningen University:
Welcome to Can Tho University For the month of August the Mekong Delta Development Research Institute (MDI) is hosting a summer school case study on Agricultural transformation in developing countries under contexts of…

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#Climatechange and vertical gardening

Climate change and vertical gardening.

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Just how much gas does Africa’s livestock produce? A new environmental lab sets up to find out

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
The mobile greenhouse gas measuring laboratory of ILRI’s Mazingira Centre (photo credit: ILRI/Susan MacMillan). ‘Scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kenya have established a state-of-the-art laboratory to help find a strategy to…

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