The story of Humidtropics agricultural innovation capacity development, 2014-2016
Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Livestock / Livestock Systems / Research

The story of Humidtropics agricultural innovation capacity development, 2014-2016

From 2012-2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated System for the Humid Tropics, or Humidtropics, worked towards transforming the lives of the rural poor in several action sites in Asia, Africa and Tropical America. Initially, capacity development went on almost intuitively, as an integrated part of the implementation process. It soon become clear that such … Continue reading

Foods available to African farm households increase with market access and off-farm work
Africa / Animal Production / Article / CCAFS / Consumption / Food Security / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Livelihoods / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Policy / Pro-Poor Livestock / SLS / Spotlight

Foods available to African farm households increase with market access and off-farm work

Common foods of Khulungira village, in central Malawi: Nsomba zophika (fish stew), chimanga chophika (boiled maize), nyemba zophika (mixed beans with salt and oil), bowa wofutsa (dried mushrooms with ground groundnuts), nkhwani wophatikiza ndi maungu anthete ndi kachewere wophika (pumpkin leaves, pumpkin blossoms and potatoes) and mazira ophika ndi phwetekere, anyezi, mafuta ndi mchere (boiled … Continue reading

Fragments d’ILRI : Traiter la peau du manioc, pour un milliard de dollars
Animal Feeding / ASSP / Feeds / French / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nigeria / PIL / RTB / Tanzania / Uganda / West Africa

Fragments d’ILRI : Traiter la peau du manioc, pour un milliard de dollars

La production d’animaux d’élevage devrait doubler dans les 40 années à venir et le traitement de la peau du manioc pour en tirer du fourrage de qualité pourrait s’avérer une stratégie de choix pour les économies africaines qui n’arrivent pas à combler la demande de produits d’origine animale, selon une étude récemment publiée par trois centres CGIAR. Continue reading

Limiting use of antibiotics in livestock production to stem growing antimicrobial resistance in human pathogens
A4NH / Agri-Health / AMR / Article / CCAFS / Consumption / Disease Control / Emerging Diseases / Health / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Opinion Piece / Policy / SLS / Spotlight / Zoonotic Diseases

Limiting use of antibiotics in livestock production to stem growing antimicrobial resistance in human pathogens

A commentary published in The Lancet last month supporting a series of five papers on antimicrobials recommends prohibiting use of antibiotics critically important for human medicine to promote the growth of livestock or to prevent routine livestock disease. The commentary was written by Tim Robinson, a principal scientist in spatial analysis at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and colleagues in partner organizations. Continue reading

Winners of the Humidtropics ‘Innovation Platforms Case Study’ competition honoured
Agriculture / ASSP / Award / Capacity Strengthening / Event / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Spotlight

Winners of the Humidtropics ‘Innovation Platforms Case Study’ competition honoured

Participants at the award ceremony pose for a photo with the winners of the competition (seated, left to right): Perez Muchunguzi (3rd place), Rebecca Kalibwani (1st place) and Thanammal Ravichandran (2nd place) (photo credit: ILRI/Brian Kawuma).  This article is written by Brian Kawuma, communications officer for ILRI in Uganda. From offering a legal precedent for … Continue reading

Capacity development, and innovation systems and platforms
Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Nile Basin

Capacity development, and innovation systems and platforms

Multi-stakeholder or innovation platforms are increasingly seen as a promising vehicle for agricultural innovation and development. In the field of agricultural research for development (AR4D), such platforms are an important element of a commitment to more intentional, structured and long-term engagement among sector stakeholders. See ILRI capacity development brief 5, Capacity development, and innovation systems … Continue reading