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...
Enhancing community early warning systems in the Horn of Africa – impact collaboration

Enhancing community early warning systems in the Horn of Africa – impact collaboration

Our new impact collaboration aims to create more demand-responsive early warning systems tailored to community needs – through a focus on communication methods and content effectiveness. In May 2023, we called for organizations to join us in an in an impact...
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...
A critical moment for Africa’s Drylands: Building resilient Food Systems

A critical moment for Africa’s Drylands: Building resilient Food Systems

Jameel Observatory partner principals George Richards (Director of Community Jameel) and Appolinaire Djikeng (Director General of the International Livestock Research Institute) just published an op-ed in Farmers Review Africa calling for unified responses to...