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ILRI research brief says marketing information tool has improved livestock trading in Somaliland

Goats at a market in Somaliland (photo credit: ILRI/Peter Ballantyne).

By Andrew Wangili

A new research brief by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) shows that a livestock marketing information system (LMIS) has improved access to animal marketing information and helped increase trading in livestock in Somaliland. 372 more words


Rice in the shadow of skyscrapers

In many countries of East and Southeast Asia, rice plays a very significant role in society, typically accounting for the largest single share of food calories and food expenditure, playing an important role in the agrarian system and livelihoods of a majority of farmers, being a leading user of land and water resources, and featuring heavily in local cultures and traditions.

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Wageningen University joins inception workshop for project funded by ACIAR: PhD from Uganda needed soon

In July 13th, 2015, Wageningen University is invited to attend the inception workshop of the newly funded project titled “Developing value chain innovation platforms to improve food security in East and Southern Africa… 159 more words

Conference And Events

Movie Hub work experience students at the University of Northampton

Student Tiffany: On the first Friday of my work experience, I was able to go to the Avenue Campus of Northampton University, where I, along with others was able to record a show for the UonTV  at the Uni. 329 more words

Small producers are big opportunities for a healthy, safe and sustainable global livestock sector

Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), gave a keynote presentation at the International Federation for Animal Health–Europe conference Healthy Animals, Healthy Food, a Healthy Future… 462 more words


Destructive Creation

You are obsolete,” thundered the Chancellor sitting in judgment of Librarian Romney Wordsworth’s occupational contributions. This fictional dystopian society from a 1961 Twilight Zone… 857 more words


Are development programmes standing by and watching as Nigeria fumbles with its potential?

Where we find ourselves

The question doing the rounds in international development is whether and how development interventions can support financial inclusion for Africa’s poor. The DFID-funded… 1,259 more words

Growth And Livelihoods