Rural Veterinary Service Access: A Requisite To Food Security And Livelihood For Rural Smallholder Livestock Farmers.
“The poultry farmers in my community used to lose their birds to Newcastle disease every year. At one point, there were just a few indigenous birds in and around my community because most of them died due to the NCD outbreak. After the training I received from the Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) and my […]Read More
The rural livestock industry in Northeast Nigeria holds significant importance for the local economy and people’s ways of life. It is a crucial income source, nutritional provider, and job generator for a substantial population. Nevertheless, obstacles such as climate fluctuations, insecurity, and constrained resource availability have impeded its capacity for expansion. In recent times, endeavors […]Read More
The Earth supports our livelihoods, health, jobs, happiness, survival, and various life endeavors. Investing in our planet is crucial for preserving its natural resources and ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come. However, human activities such as burning fossil fuels, releasing chemicals into the atmosphere, reducing the amount of forest cover, and the rapid […]Read More
Ikore’s efforts on Trulenn project is recognized… Feed the Future Nigeria Rural Resilience Activity has recognized Ikore’s input on the Trulenn project. The Chief of Party, Feed the Future Nigeria Rural Resilience Activity at Mercy Corps, Margarita Aswani gave a positive feedback on Ikore’s media handle: “great work Ikore team! Proud to be partnering with […]Read More
Ikore facilitates networking within the development industry… Ikore International Development Limited organized the International Development Professionals’ Hangout on March 31, 2023 in Abuja. The event which is the first of its kind, brought together participants from 13 international organizations and 7 national development companies. The event aimed at facilitating networking among professionals in the development […]Read More
Once upon a time, waste generation in Nigeria was minimal as most households ate fresh produce from the farm. The advent of civilization, industrialization and the influx of people into urban areas has increased the amount of waste generated over the years. Is Zero waste even possible in Nigeria? The odds seem high. In a […]Read More
In Nigeria, livestock production is considered the second largest agricultural sub-sector and reportedly contributes 5% of the agricultural GDP. It is considered a “safety net” that helps rural households cushion the shocks they face as small-scale crop producers. Despite its importance to rural smallholders, the livestock sector has remained underdeveloped, with a myriad of factors […]Read More
Water Resource Management, Pastoral Communities, Conflict Mitigation, and how Ikore Is Providing Succor.
The last few decades have witnessed overwhelming burdens of strife, conflict, and natural and socio-economic disasters. One of such challenges is the predominant conflict between farmers and herders in the Sahelian regions of Sub-Saharan Africa especially in Northern Nigeria, gasping for their share of the limited land and water resources, and grazing pastures for their […]Read More
Climate change is one of the biggest threats to humanity in the 21st century and is a major contributor to livelihood failures in sub-Saharan Africa. The climate crisis in Nigeria is leaving debilitating effects on the people’s livelihood and survival and the worst affected communities are those of Northeastern Nigeria. In this area, the most […]Read More
How ikore is building resilience and improving livelihoods of rural poor livestock farmers through climate-smart practices in Northern Nigeria
Livestock production forms an important aspect of the livelihood of smallholders in Northern Nigeria. Over 80% of households in Northern Nigeria keep either small ruminants or poultry as assets they rely on especially during the lean farming seasons and as safety nets against shocks they face as small-scale producers. Despite the huge reliance of the […]Read More