Africa / Agriculture / Asia / CCAFS / CGIAR / Environment / ILRI / Livestock Systems / Report / SLS

Global study gives options for improving manure management policies and practices

A global assessment of livestock manure policies was performed din 34 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, followed by an in-depth assessment of manure management practices in Argentina, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Malawi and Vietnam. This global assessment provided not only insights on manure management and the barriers for improvement. Continue reading

Agriculture / CCAFS / CGIAR / Climate Change / Data / Environment / ILRI / Kenya / SLS

Mazingira Centre to generate more cost-effective and precise greenhouse gas emissions measurements for Kenya

A state-of-the-art lab at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) enables scientists to measure emissions from a full range of sources in Kenya, including livestock; manure management systems; smallholder farms; and land uses such as forests, tea and timber plantations. Continue reading

Agriculture / CCAFS / CGIAR / Climate Change / Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / Environment / Ethiopia / Farming Systems / ILRI / Interview / Livestock Systems / SLS

What works in natural resource management and environmental governance: Insights from an expert

Natural resources and environmental management significantly affects pastoralists and other livestock keepers who live in drylands that cut across ecosystems. In such systems, wildlife and livestock move in and out of parks and community-protected areas with upstream-downstream effects along watersheds. How to incorporate these realities in an ecosystem management approach at a large scale is complex and not well understood because it … Continue reading

CCAFS / CGIAR / Climate Change / East Africa / ILRI / Pastoralism / SLS / West Africa

New project assesses links between livestock research, policy and climate change adaptation

A new project led by Lance Robinson and Todd Crane from the Livestock Systems and Environment program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) flagship on policies and institutions for climate-resilient food systems, is investigating the links between climate adaptation and livestock science, policy and practice. Continue reading

CCAFS / CGIAR / Climate Change / CRPs / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Environment / Event / ILRI / Kenya / SLS

Livestock and climate change: Workshop on successes in implementing ‘climate-smart’ livestock systems

A workshop funded by the consortium of the EU Animal Change project and organized by ILRI, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Global Research Alliance on 2-3 February 2015 at the ILRI campus in Nairobi, discussed successful approaches for implementing climate smart livestock systems. Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / CCAFS / CGIAR / Climate Change / East Africa / Environment / Farming Systems / ILRI / Interview / Kenya / Livestock Systems / SLS

New environmental research centre improves GHG emissions inventories for the livestock sector in East Africa

To address the environmental problems faced by the East African region, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has invested in an environmental research centre. Dubbed the Mazingira centre, the facility is based at the ILRI and has the capacity to measure a set of environmental parameters including livestock system GHG emissions, water flows as well as water and soil quality. In an interview with David Pelster, one of the scientists leading the initiative, we get to hear more about it. Continue reading