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RHoMIS was developed to efficiently collect a series of harmonized and standardized performance indicators at farm household level, especially targeting smallholder farmers in developing (or now maybe better: low income) countries.
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.
Increasing demands for meat and milk in developing countries and the associated production growth are driving the expansion of agriculture at the expense of environmental conservation and other land uses. While considerable attention has been directed at improving crop yields to alleviate the pressure on land, there has been far less attention on the implications …
This paper reviews existing methods for assessing livestock water resource use, recognizing that water plays a vital role in global food supply and that livestock production systems consumes a large amount of the available water resources.
The consortium of the EU Animal Change project is organizing a workshop in Nairobi on 2 and 3 February 2015. Focusing on “Livestock and Climate Change”, the workshop will present results from the Animal Change project and successful approaches to implement climate smart livestock systems. If you are an early-career scientists from East Africa, we welcome your participation to join a workshop on livestock and climate change. A limited number of grants is available to cover participation costs of early career scientists.
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.
Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Social Sustainability and Tipping points in African Drylands are of key importance for sustainable livestock production.
The Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) program aims at working to enhance community resilience to drought through innovative market based systems, resulting to farmers and pastoralists with better access to more diverse, efficient and equitable markets.