Participatory Natural Resource Management (NRM) at local levels among pastoralists contributes to evidence-based ecosystem management at community level in the governance of common and privately managed land and water resources.
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).
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.
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.
Established in 2010, the International Land Coalition (ILC) Rangelands Initiative facilitates learning between, and provides technical support to government and other actors working to make rangelands more tenure secure.
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.
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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…
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.