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Open data infrastructure for resilience analysis: Implementation, examples and case studies in Kenya

This report serves as documentation for the construction, operation and utility of the Horn of Africa Data Catalog (accessible online at, which was developed to serve as a platform to provide indicators identified as…


Maintaining resilience in the ASALs of Kenya: A perspective on stocking rates in extensive livestock systems

In this analysis, we make use of household level data to illustrate some very basic characteristics of pastoral livestock keepers, so that we can represent their behavior and adjustment to environmental shocks. This approach enables us to highlight some…

project paper

How does credit affect yields? Lessons from potato and rice farmers in Uganda

Despite favorable agro-ecological conditions, agricultural productivity in Uganda remains low. Crop intensification methods, such as the application of inorganic fertilizers and pesticides and the use of improved planting material, are promoted for in-creasing…


2015 Food policy timeline: Issues, actions and events

The Global Food Policy Report is IFPRI’s flagship publication. This year’s annual report examines major food policy issues, global and regional developments, and commitments made in 2015, and presents data on key food policy indicators. The report also…


2016 Global food policy report survey

Over 1,000 individuals representing more than 80 countries responded to a Global Food Policy Report survey on perceptions about food policy and food security now and for the future, and on priorities among the Sustainable Development Goals. The respondents…

discussion paper

Agriculture-nutrition linkages and child health in the presence of conflict in Nepal

Much policy and research attention has focused on the relationship between agriculture and nutrition. We extend this analysis to the context of Nepal’s decade-long civil conflict. Understanding how conflict or similar stress mitigates the agriculture-nutrition…


Food consumption and iron status survey in two provinces of rural Burkina Faso

Data on sorghum consumption, micronutrient intakes and deficiencies in women of reproductive age and their preschool children in Burkina Faso.


Malnutrition and climate patterns in the ASALs of Kenya: A resilience analysis based on a pseudo-panel dataset

This study showed how arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya are particularly affected by undernutrition in women and children. Despite undernutrition improving in the rest of the country, in the ASAL areas the trends appear to be negative, particularly with…