On the road to salvaging livestock market data: Digitizing livestock market data from Kenya’s arid and semi-arid regions
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On the road to salvaging livestock market data: Digitizing livestock market data from Kenya’s arid and semi-arid regions

Originally posted on Index-Based Livestock Insurance:
By Kevin Kidimu, Research Associate, International Livestock Research Institute Since independence, Kenya has grappled with collection of livestock market data. The livestock production department was established in 1987 and since then, the ministries of agriculture and livestock have been split and merged several times, negatively impacting the livestock subsector.…

Joint village land use planning secures over 95,000 hectares of grazing lands for livestock keepers in Tanzania’s Kiteto District
Article / Drylands / Environment / Farming Systems / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Resilience / SLS / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Joint village land use planning secures over 95,000 hectares of grazing lands for livestock keepers in Tanzania’s Kiteto District

The Sustainable Rangeland Management Project (SRMP) has helped secure 95,499.869 hectares of grazing land for livestock in Kiteto district, Manyara region. The grazing area is shared by Amei, Loolera, Lembapuli and Lesoit villages and is named ALOLLE, from the names of the villages. Continue reading

Sustainable rangelands management comes to the fore at the Global Landscapes Forum
Africa / Climate Change / Drylands / Environment / Event / Farming Systems / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / PIL / Rangelands / Resilience

Sustainable rangelands management comes to the fore at the Global Landscapes Forum

‘Momentum is building for promoting sustainable rangeland landscapes, and Africa is in the lead.’ This was the observation of Abdelkader Bensada, programme management officer for the United Nations Environment (UN Environment), at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) held 29–30 August 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

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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
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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