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

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…

Better smallholder dairying for better incomes and climate resilience by and for the poor
Agriculture / Animal Feeding / Article / CCAFS / Climate Change / Dairying / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Environment / Livestock Systems / Resilience / SLS

Better smallholder dairying for better incomes and climate resilience by and for the poor

The smallholder dairy sector offers a wide range of opportunities for enhancing the resilience of small-scale livestock-keeping populations while also increasing their efficiency and productivity and mitigating the greenhouse gas emissions from livestock that help cause global warming. Continue reading

Fitting climate smart agriculture interventions to size: New study reveals success factors
Africa / Article / Asia / CCAFS / CGIAR / Climate Change / Environment / Farming Systems / Intensification / Research / SLS

Fitting climate smart agriculture interventions to size: New study reveals success factors

A recently published study has revealed that the climate smartness of different farm strategies, or interventions not only depends on the strategy or intervention itself, but is also determined by an interaction between the characteristics of the farm household and the farm strategy. Continue reading

CCAFS / Climate Change / Environment / Event / Livestock Systems / SLS

Improving reporting for agricultural emission reductions in the livestock sector

To help track progress on countries’ mitigation pledges for Paris Agreement, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) facilitated a science-policy dialogue on measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of mitigation in the livestock sector on 7 November at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco. Continue reading

Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock waste in East Africa are significantly lower than global estimates: New study reveals
Africa / Article / CGIAR / Climate Change / Dairying / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Environment / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock Systems / Mazingira / SLS

Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock waste in East Africa are significantly lower than global estimates: New study reveals

A new study carried out by scientists at the ILRI’s mazingira centre measured GHG emissions from livestock waste in Kenya. A recently published paper reveals that GHG emission factors recorded from the African livestock waste are at least ten times lower than calculations based on the simplest level of IPCC methods and data, Tier 1. Continue reading

Agriculture / CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / Event / ILRI / Kenya / SLS

How about synergies in estimating greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture? Kenya and Uganda policy makers engage ILRI researchers

On 3 and 4 May 2016, policy makers from climate change departments of Kenya and Uganda met with scientists from the Mazingira Centre, and the coordination team from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) for discussions on development of regional GHG inventories. Continue reading