A partnership with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

A collaboration to support data-based interventions in the rural developing world with the use of an Advanced Data Collection Tool

The vision

Hunger, malnutrition, and poverty are still far too prevalent, especially in rural developing countries. A lack of data is often cited as a hindrance to national development. In recent years, a new generation of data collection tools has emerged. The aim is to use the insights generated to inform large scale development programs and funding decisions.

One such tool is the Rural Household Multi Indicator Survey (RHOMIS) tool. Created by The International Livestock Research Institute, it has been used to gather data on farming practices from rural households in 22 countries and over 18,000 households.


The Jean Golding Institute in collaboration with ILRI launched the Global Farming Data Competition in 2018. The challenge asked participants to come up with novel ways to use the (RHOMIS) dataset to improve understanding of farming practices and outcomes in low-income countries.

Photo credit: ILRI/Sabrina Chesterman

The winner received £1,000 in prize money. All our competition winners were awarded their prizes at a dinner as part of the Global Challenges International Conference in Bristol on 12 April 2018. Read about the winning project and runners-up in the Jean Golding Institute blog.

About the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

The International Livestock Research Institute is an international agricultural research institute based in Nairobi, Kenya. Its mission is to improve food and nutritional security and to reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock.

Get involved

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more or be part of this collaboration

email jgi-admin@bristol.ac.uk

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