Refocusing Livestock AR4D to Address Food and Nutritional Security Challenges
Thomas Randolph, Michael Kidoido, Isabelle Baltenweck, Steve Staal, Delia Grace
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya
Livestock research conducted by the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA), the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has largely focused on the main productivity constraints that limit the ability of the poor to use livestock to improve their livelihoods through more efficient farming systems and higher income. With the 2007 food price scare and increasing awareness of the challenge of feeding the projected world population of 10 billion by 2050, this traditional focus has been expanding to consider how livestock research will ensure that developing-country populations in 2050 have adequate access to affordable animal-source foods for an adequately nutritious and diverse diet.
Keywords: Animal source food, intensification, livestock research, smallholder
Contact Address: Thomas Randolph, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), PO Box 30709, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya, e-mail: t.randolphcgiar.org