Africa / Agriculture / Asia / Countries / DRYLANDSCRP / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / India / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / Mozambique / South Asia / Southern Africa

imGoats project draws on communication support to maximise impacts

The imGoats project aims to increase incomes and food security in a sustainable manner by enhancing pro-poor small ruminant value chains in India and Mozambique. It is running until December 2012 and five months before its end, project members recently examined what the project can contribute in terms of useful lessons and outputs of different sorts … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / East Africa / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / WLE

Communication coalition helping rainfed systems research program to ‘keep the flame’

The CGIAR world is currently in a whirlwind of workshops coinciding with the launch of various large research programs or of specific sub-sets of activities under these programs. From 12-14 June, 2012, the Tribe Hotel in Nairobi hosted one such workshop dedicated to the specific activities of the ‘Rainfed systems‘ strategic research program (SRP) and ecosystems … Continue reading

Africa / Climate change / Ethiopia / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCKFISH / people / Social media

Goats and Trees: 10 weeks as a KMIS intern at ILRI, Addis Ababa

On 26 January 2012, Kara Brown travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to begin a 10-week internship with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Knowledge Management & Information Services (KMIS). Here she reflects on her days in Addis Ababa – the ideas were initially shared with ILRI colleagues on 30 March 2012. It was my very … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / East Africa / Event / ILRIComms / Southern Africa

Facilitating mechanization entrepreneurship? Yes, we can!

The Knowledge Management and Information Services (KMIS) team at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently facilitated a regional workshop on ‘Research design for Mechanization Entrepreneurship to Leverage Sustainable Intensification in Rainfed Areas of Eastern and Southern Africa (MELISA)‘. From 10 to 13 April, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) organized this workshop … Continue reading

Africa / CCAFS / Climate change / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / West Africa

ILRI KMIS facilitates and documents climate-smart crop breeding workshop for CCAFS

On 6, 7 and 8 December, staff of Knowledge Management and Information Services (KMIS) at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) provided facilitation and reporting support to a Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) workshop titled ‘Developing climate-smart crops for 2030 world’. It took place on the ILRI Ethiopia campus in Addis Ababa. The … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / CCAFS / ILRI

CGIAR exhibits at Climate Change and Development for Africa conference

On 17 October 2011 the first conference on Climate Change and Development for Africa (CCDA-1) kicked off at the UN Conference Center with the theme “Development First: Addressing Climate Change in Africa. It was organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA’s) African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), a joint initiative of the African … Continue reading