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Analysing Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) data to identify pathways towards food security
Agriculture / Data / Farming Systems / Food security / Knowledge and Information / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research

Analysing Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) data to identify pathways towards food security

Our RHoMIS work has led to a unique harmonised database of quantitative information on smallholder livelihoods in low and middle income countries (now containing interviews of more than 28,000 households in 31 countries). We are now in full force analysing these data to identify pathways towards food security, and underpin strategic studies trying to identify the drivers of diverse diets and possible trade offs between agricultural production intensification and key welfare indicators like gender equity. Continue reading

ILC Rangelands Initiative partners draw attention to rangelands at the UNCCD COP
Drylands / Environment / India / LIVESTOCKCRP / SLS / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Uncategorized

ILC Rangelands Initiative partners draw attention to rangelands at the UNCCD COP

In early September, New Delhi, India hosted the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 14). The ILC Rangelands Initiative partners and projects featured strongly in the events taking place and publications released. Continue reading

Addressing the challenge of harmonizing RHoMIS tool data from more than 30 countries
Africa / Agriculture / Data / Farming Systems / Food security / ILRI / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Presentation / Research / SLS

Addressing the challenge of harmonizing RHoMIS tool data from more than 30 countries

At last month’s (9–13 Sep 2019) 9th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL), James Hammond, farming systems analyst at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), presented on how ILRI researchers and partners are addressing the scarcity of data describing the functioning of smallholder farms in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. Continue reading

Manual on woreda participatory land use planning launched in Ethiopia
Drylands / East Africa / Environment / Ethiopia / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Manual on woreda participatory land use planning launched in Ethiopia

The Woreda participatory land use planning (WPLUP) manual was developed through a consultative process involving government experts, researchers, practitioners, and communities. A piloting of the manual was done in Chifra, Afar and Shinile in Ethiopia’s Somali Region. Continue reading

After national launch, climate-smart livestock program rolled out in Ethiopia’s Amhara region
Agriculture / Climate Change / East Africa / Ethiopia / Kenya / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / SLS / Uganda / Uncategorized

After national launch, climate-smart livestock program rolled out in Ethiopia’s Amhara region

After the launch of the program at the national level, efforts are now going on to roll it out in selected regions of Ethiopia. The first local launch in the country took place on 20 August 2019 in Debre Birhan. Continue reading

Fiona Flintan recognized by Ethiopian government for contributing to sustainable rangelands
Agriculture / Article / Drylands / East Africa / Environment / Ethiopia / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Rangelands / Resilience / SLS

Fiona Flintan recognized by Ethiopian government for contributing to sustainable rangelands

Fiona Flintan, a senior scientist with the Sustainable Livestock Systems program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has received a certificate of recognition from the Ministry of Agriculture Ethiopia for her ‘outstanding contribution’ to the development of sustainable rangeland management, particularly in the preparation of a manual for woreda participatory land use planning (WPLUP) for pastoral area. Continue reading

Kenya launches spatial planning guidelines and toolkits for pastoral areas
Drylands / East Africa / Event / Kenya / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Research / SLS

Kenya launches spatial planning guidelines and toolkits for pastoral areas

The annex and toolkits are expected to play a key role in guiding county governments to develop effective land use plans that provide a strategic direction for the counties, strengthen community land rights, and provide a framework for supporting sustainable livestock production in Kenya’s vast rangelands. Continue reading