Bio: Ivy Blackmore is a research scientist focused on better understanding rural livelihood challenges and strategies and the ways in which these factors and decisions shape human health and natural resource sustainability. She recently helped implement an integrated nutrition and fisheries sustainability intervention in coastal Kenya and is currently supporting community-based research with Indigenous communities in the US and subsistence farming communities in Ethiopia and Ghana. She helps advise a livelihoods diversification project in rural Nicaragua.

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.

Curriculum Vitae: Ivy Blackmore_CV

Recent Publications:

Blackmore I., Wamakota, A., Kamau-Mbuthia, E., Humphries, A., Lesorogol, C., Cohn, R., Sarange, C., Mbogholi, F., Obata, C., Cheupe C., Cheupe, J., Sherburne, L., Chapnick, M., Cartmill M., Iannotti, I. (under review). Samaki Salama – promoting healthy child growth and sustainable fisheries in coastal Kenya: study protocol.

Blackmore I., Iannotti L., Rivera, C., Waters, W. F., Lesorogol C., (under review). A Formative Assessment of Vulnerability and Implications for Enhancing Livelihood Sustainability in Indigenous Communities in the Andes of Ecuador.

Blackmore I, Ringler, C., Meinzen-Dick, R. S. (2022) Evidence Brief: Gender gaps in agricultural growth and development: Opportunities for improved gender-responsive programming. Gender, Climate Change and Nutrition Integration Initiative (GCAN) Evidence Brief. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Cartmill M., Blackmore I., Sarange, C., Mbeyu, R., Cheupe C., Cheupe, J., Kamau-Mbuthia, E., Iannotti, I., Wamakota, A., Humphries, A., Lesorogol, C.(2022). Fish and complementary feeding practices for young children: qualitative research findings from coastal Kenya. PLOS One, 17(3). e0265310.

Iannotti, L., Blackmore, I., Cohn, R, Chen, F., Gyimah, E., Chapnick, M., Humphries, A.,(2021). Aquatic Animal Foods for Nutrition Security and Child Health. Food Nutrition Bulletin.

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.

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.

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.