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.
Originally posted on ILRI news:
It is hard to overstate the role that the livestock sector plays in ensuring food security in sub-Saharan Africa. The sector provides a vital source of income to most of the rural poor. Livestock production also provides nutritional benefits to people through their milk, meat and eggs, which are protein…
Using a computer-based simulation to compute the environmental impacts of livestock keeping offers a neutral entry point to the negotiation on topics that are usually difficult to discuss.
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This project brief explains key scaling up approaches used in the Feed the Future Mali Livestock Scaling Technology Program, the main goals and scope of its innovation platforms and the stakeholders involved.
The PROCASUR Corporation in Africa in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have partnered with the International Land Coalition, ILRI and the Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE) to present the Learning Initiative (LI): ‘Innovative practices and tools to reduce land use conflicts between farmers and livestock keepers’. The event is taking place in Kenya and Tanzania, between 22 September and 1 October 2017.
This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, explains how two scaling frameworks were used to identify knowledge gaps and learning opportunities in exclosure management and policy solutions to draw attention to possible ‘blind-spots’ and ‘win-win’ solutions that may affect the widespread success of exclosures in Ethiopia and elsewhere.
Catherine Mungai, an ILRI–Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) fellow, has won the best paper award at a symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa in Ethiopia.
This poster, prepared for the ILRI@40 series of events, shares finding from a multi-centre study in West Africa that aims to define food secure and food insecure household profiles, assess the current levels of adoption of adaptation strategies at household level and identify the drivers of adoption.
This poster gives an overview of a collaborative livestock routes mapping project led by the Tanzania Livestock Research Institute and the country’s Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development with support from ILRI and the International Land Coalition’s Rangeland Initiative.