Insights from the field: John Mutua on ‘grounded’ data

Insights from the field: John Mutua on ‘grounded’ data

In January and February 2024, Observatory PhD student John Mutua travelled to Meru County in Kenya as part of his research on quantifying livestock diets in Kenya. Here, he reflects on his visit. Images: Pasture and Napier grass form the main components of the diet...
Looking ahead in a crisis – roles for anticipatory action in protracted droughts

Looking ahead in a crisis – roles for anticipatory action in protracted droughts

How and when can development, climate change and humanitarian actors best support households to further protect their livelihoods and wellbeing in the face of repeated or ongoing food crises forecasted to worsen? Funded by the Jameel Observatory for Food Security...
Call for Proposals: Short-term research on food security early action in East Africa drylands

Call for Proposals: Short-term research on food security early action in East Africa drylands

The Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action seeks proposals from individuals or organizations to carry out short-term ‘actionable’ research on food security early action in pastoral areas of East Africa. We seek proposals from interested researchers or...
Anticipatory action in the drylands – bringing pastoralist knowledge to the fore

Anticipatory action in the drylands – bringing pastoralist knowledge to the fore

Drought has long been a characteristic feature of Africa’s drylands. Pastoralists who live in these regions prepare for and manage such times of scarcity in diverse ways, deploying their networks, skills and multiple forms of information to strategically navigate a...