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Improved herd management technologies for enhancing livestock productivity: Embedding innovations through community groups

Originally posted on AVCD Kenya:
Livestock production remains a critical pillar that supports the livelihoods and meets the nutritional needs of pastoralist communities occupying the arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya. These regions, however, have high levels of poverty (over 60%), exacerbated by poor accessibility and frequent droughts. Strategic and sustained reforms are required to…

Strengthening African research infrastructure for greenhouse gas observations
Africa / Climate Change / Data / Environment / Geodata / Knowledge and Information / Mazingira / Research

Strengthening African research infrastructure for greenhouse gas observations

Originally posted on Mazingira Centre:
The socio-economic conditions of Africa have continued to undergo massive and rapid transformation due to factors such as urbanization and population growth. The adverse effects of climate change on the continent have also intensified, necessitating the design of context-specific strategies to ensure food security and environmental sustainability. In this regard,…

Agriculture / Article / Burkina Faso / Climate Change / Environment / Event / Farming Systems / Food security / ILRI / Intensification / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Presentation / SLS / West Africa

Optimizing the role of livestock in mixed farming systems to enhance food production

A paper by researchers at ILRI reviews the role of herbivores in sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Augustine Ayantunde is nominated as a member of the Advisory Committee for the 2022 International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores. Continue reading

Farming Systems / Food security / Gender / Livestock Systems / SLS

The Rural Household Multiple Indicator Survey (RHOMIS): evaluating where and for whom sustainable intensification works

‘The Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHOMIS) framework (www.rhomis.org) provides an implementation-ready solution that produces quantitative information for planning and monitoring investments in sustainable intensification across a range of rural contexts. RHOMIS is a flexible digital platform built on open-source software that can be easily modified to meet a range of needs while collecting a core … Continue reading

Africa / Climate Change / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / Environment / Event / Kenya / Rangelands / Research / Resilience / SLS

Bringing rangelands management into the sustainable landscapes agenda

On 29–30 August 2018, the Rangelands Initiative of the International Land Coalition will host a discussion forum on rangelands at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) to explore what the landscape approach can look like in rangelands, and how it can effectively contribute to the pursuit of global mechanisms and initiatives for sustainable landscapes. Continue reading

Managing the environmental footprint of livestock: Context-specific information needed in Africa
CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / Environment / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Mazingira

Managing the environmental footprint of livestock: Context-specific information needed in Africa

Originally posted on Mazingira Centre:
Climate change and its associated global warming, represents one of the greatest challenges on the planet today. It is also one of the most serious threats faced by millions of Africa’s farmers. Agricultural activities including both livestock and crop production, account for approximately 14% of global greenhouse gases (GHG) that are…