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Project work amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Updating the household nutrition data collection app in Samburu
Agriculture / COVID19 / Data / Drylands / East Africa / Environment / Farming Systems / Food security / Kenya / Knowledge and Information / Nutrition / Pastoralism / Report / Research / Resilience / SLS

Project work amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Updating the household nutrition data collection app in Samburu

In October 2019, ILRI in partnership with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) launched a one-year pilot study in Kenya’s Samburu County to develop and test low-cost data collection tools for assessing the nutrition status of households in Kenya’s pastoral areas. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, updates to the household nutrition data collection app are being carried out remotely. Continue reading

New study finds that severe undernutrition of cattle increases their methane production
Agriculture / Animal Feeding / Climate Change / Communications / Diet / Environment / GHG Emissions / Kenya / Mazingira

New study finds that severe undernutrition of cattle increases their methane production

Originally posted on Mazingira Centre:
An animal trial in the animal respiration chamber at ILRI’s Mazingira Centre (photo credit: ILRI/ Svenja Marquardt). Livestock production generates significant amounts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for about 65% of the total emissions from agriculture globally. Of these emissions, 40% are generated through enteric fermentation, the digestive processes…

Climate-smart livestock systems program kicks off in Kenya’s pastoral rangelands
CCAFS / Climate Change / Drylands / East Africa / Environment / Farming Systems / GHG Emissions / Kenya / Livestock Systems / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Climate-smart livestock systems program kicks off in Kenya’s pastoral rangelands

As part of efforts to build the capacity of pastoralists and livestock sector stakeholders to respond and adapt to these changes in climate change in rangelands such as Kajiado’s and other livestock production systems in eastern Africa, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is implementing the Programme for Climate Smart Livestock (PCSL) in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. Continue reading

A tool for all seasons: A ‘lean’ household survey system for ‘minimal effort, maximum information’ comes of age
Agriculture / Article / CGIAR / Data / Farming Systems / Food security / Geodata / Knowledge and Information / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / SLS

A tool for all seasons: A ‘lean’ household survey system for ‘minimal effort, maximum information’ comes of age

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Key indicator groups (modules) generated by all RHoMIS applications (Fig. 1 from: The Rural Household Multiple Indicator Survey, data from 13,310 farm households in 21 countries). Out this week is the first public release of a huge dataset generated by recent surveys of more than 13,000 households in 21 countries…

Changing landscapes call for new pathways in livestock development in Ethiopia’s Afar region
Agriculture / CCAFS / Climate Change / Drylands / East Africa / Environment / Ethiopia / Food security / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Mazingira / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Changing landscapes call for new pathways in livestock development in Ethiopia’s Afar region

One of the Programme for Climate-Smart Livestock Systems (PCSL) components is exploring climate change adaptation to understand how innovative pastoralists and agropastoralists are changing their practices to interact better with their changing environments. Continue reading

Role of pastoralist social networks in coping with crises: lessons from food aid interventions in Ethiopia
CGIAR / Climate Change / Drought / Drylands / Environment / Ethiopia / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Report / Resilience

Role of pastoralist social networks in coping with crises: lessons from food aid interventions in Ethiopia

A recent CGIAR study led by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) sought to explore issues surrounding aid delivery in pastoral communities, particularly during drought and provide guidance to humanitarian and development aid actors. Continue reading

Healthy rangelands, healthy livestock and healthy people: A fully integrated One Health approach in pastoral Ethiopia
Agriculture / Article / Climate Change / Drylands / Environment / Ethiopia / Farming Systems / Food security / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Healthy rangelands, healthy livestock and healthy people: A fully integrated One Health approach in pastoral Ethiopia

Participatory Rangeland Management is now being integrated into a One Health approach by ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) and partners VSF-Suisse (Vétérinaires sans Frontières Suisse) and CCM (Comitato Collaborazione Medica). This combines the health of people, livestock and rangelands, and the linkages between them. Continue reading

Highlights of ILRI’s and other Rangelands Initiative partners’ engagement at the 46th Committee on Food Security
Agriculture / Climate Change / Drylands / Event / Food security / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands

Highlights of ILRI’s and other Rangelands Initiative partners’ engagement at the 46th Committee on Food Security

The 46th session of the Committee on Food Security was held between 14-18 October 2019, and a number of Rangelands Initiative partners supported and facilitated side events on rangelands and pastoralism. Continue reading