Bio: Ivy Blackmore is a postdoctoral researcher focused on implementing an intervention in coastal Kenya that addresses malnutrition and its intersections with fisheries sustainability. Her research interests include rural livelihood security, social-ecological interactions, agrobiodiversity, agricultural innovation and production systems, and mixed methods evaluation.

Ivy earned a Ph.D. from Washington University in St Louis (2019), an MPP from Duke University (2012) and a B.A. from Bowdoin College (2007). Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Ivy worked for RTI International and served as a Peace Corps agriculture/food security extension agent in rural Nicaragua. Her time in Nicaragua and the experience of growing up on a small farm in upstate New York led to her interest in rural livelihood security issues and sustainable development in underserved places across the world.

Recent Publications:

Blackmore, I., Iannotti, L., Rivera, C., Waters, W. F., & Lesorogol, C. (2021). Land Degradation and the Link to Increased Livelihood Vulnerabilities Among Indigenous Populations in the Andes of Ecuador. Land Use Policy, 107. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105522

Blackmore, I., Rivera, C., Waters, W. F., Iannotti, L., & Lesorogol, C. (2021). The Impact of Seasonality and Climate Variability on Livelihood Security in the Ecuadorian Andes. Climate Risk Management, 32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2021.100279

Blackmore, I., Lesorogol, C., & Iannotti, L. (2018). Small livestock and aquaculture programming impacts on household livelihood security: A systematic narrative review. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 10(2), 197–248. https://doi.org/10.1080/19439342.2018.1452777

Country Experience: Nicaragua, Ecuador, Kenya

Curriculum Vitae: Ivy Blackmore_CV