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Towards a robust national livestock market information system: Stakeholders convene to chart way forward
Markets / Pastoralism / SLS / Kenya / East Africa / Event / Drylands / AVCD

Towards a robust national livestock market information system: Stakeholders convene to chart way forward

On 11 July 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in collaboration with the State Department of Livestock (SDL) – Government of Kenya and the Africa Drylands Institute of Sustainability (ADIS) of the University of Nairobi, organized and facilitated a stakeholders’ workshop to showcase the different models used in establishing market information systems and identify ways of working together to achieve sustainable livestock market information systems. Continue reading

Beyond secure tenure: New paper explores other fundamentals of effective landscape-level governance in pastoral systems
Article / Drylands / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Research / SLS

Beyond secure tenure: New paper explores other fundamentals of effective landscape-level governance in pastoral systems

A recent study by scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners has identified that the principles of adaptive co-management provides guidance for the design of effective landscape-level governance in dryland pastoral settings. The newly published article draws attention to the cross-scale and cross-level interactions in rangelands and how these affect governance of the landscapes. Continue reading

Fitting climate smart agriculture interventions to size: New study reveals success factors
Africa / Article / Asia / CCAFS / CGIAR / Climate Change / Environment / Farming Systems / Intensification / Research / SLS

Fitting climate smart agriculture interventions to size: New study reveals success factors

A recently published study has revealed that the climate smartness of different farm strategies, or interventions not only depends on the strategy or intervention itself, but is also determined by an interaction between the characteristics of the farm household and the farm strategy. Continue reading

Securing rangelands resources for pastoralists in Tanzania through joint village land use planning
Article / Drylands / East Africa / Livestock Systems / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS / Tanzania

Securing rangelands resources for pastoralists in Tanzania through joint village land use planning

In December 2015, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF) in Tanzania signed a collaborative research agreement to jointly implement the third phase of the Sustainable Rangeland Management Project (SRMP), in which the key innovation of the is joint village land use planning, to secure resources such as grazing areas shared across village boundaries. Continue reading

Sustainable livestock systems – highlights from ILRI’s corporate report 2015–2016
Environment / ILRI / Intensification / SLS / Uncategorized

Sustainable livestock systems – highlights from ILRI’s corporate report 2015–2016

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Making technologies available to smallholder mixed crop–livestock farmers to grow fodder can increase milk yields and quality in an environmentally sustainable manner. Hyderabad, India. (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann) In 2015–2016, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners revealed extraordinary findings that the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cattle in…

Africa / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Livestock Systems / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Maps of livestock routes show the way to improved livelihoods for pastoralists in East Africa

Livestock routes are essential to herders in eastern Africa, who use them to access water, feed and markets. But, political and economic marginalization is putting pressure on the natural resources pastoralists rely on, causing conflicts and loss of value. Mapping current land uses has improved stakeholders’ understanding of how to protect the mobility of livestock and people as is required for sustainable pastoral systems. Continue reading

CCAFS / Climate Change / Environment / Event / Livestock Systems / SLS

Improving reporting for agricultural emission reductions in the livestock sector

To help track progress on countries’ mitigation pledges for Paris Agreement, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) facilitated a science-policy dialogue on measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of mitigation in the livestock sector on 7 November at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco. Continue reading