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.
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