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Dryland restoration scaling project: Improving the productivity of dryland agriculture
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Dryland restoration scaling project: Improving the productivity of dryland agriculture

Drylands restoration is one key way of improving the productivity of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. A poster released by scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), illustrates just some of the future research funded by the European Commission and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Continue reading

Healthy animals, healthy returns: Improving pastoralists’ livelihoods in Kenya
Animal Diseases / Animal Feeding / Article / AVCD / CCPP / CRP37 / Drylands / East Africa / goats / Integrated Sciences / Kenya / Livestock Systems / LSE / Pastoralism / Small ruminants

Healthy animals, healthy returns: Improving pastoralists’ livelihoods in Kenya

Improving the value of livestock and its productivity through better animal disease surveillance and improved healthcare for animals is one of the key goals of the Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program. Continue reading

Improving the productivity of dryland agriculture in Ethiopia
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Improving the productivity of dryland agriculture in Ethiopia

Many approaches to the restoration of degraded drylands have been successful in Ethiopia. However, despite these and other success stories, scaling-up land restoration approaches (or ‘options’) often proves challenging. Options which have been successful in one area may fail in others. There is little information on areas where a successful option could succeed, versus where the same option may fail. Consequently, it is often challenging to scale out even the most successful land restoration approaches. Continue reading

Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock waste in East Africa are significantly lower than global estimates: New study reveals
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Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock waste in East Africa are significantly lower than global estimates: New study reveals

A new study carried out by scientists at the ILRI’s mazingira centre measured GHG emissions from livestock waste in Kenya. A recently published paper reveals that GHG emission factors recorded from the African livestock waste are at least ten times lower than calculations based on the simplest level of IPCC methods and data, Tier 1. Continue reading

Elevating the sustainable pastoralism agenda
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Elevating the sustainable pastoralism agenda

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Ethiopia’s Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shiferaw Teklemariam, speaks at UNEA-2 (photo credit: ILRI/Dorine Odongo). Written by Dorine Odongo, communications and knowledge management specialist for ILRI’s Livestock and Environment Program. A new  resolution on Combating desertification, land degradation and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands was presented and…

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Drivers of household food availability in sub-Saharan Africa based on big data from small farms

The study quantifies the importance of off-farm income and market conditions across sites differing strongly in agroecology and derives generally applicable threshold values that determine whether farm households have enough food available to feed their families. Continue reading