New study finds that severe undernutrition of cattle increases their methane production
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New study finds that severe undernutrition of cattle increases their methane production

Originally posted on Mazingira Centre:
An animal trial in the animal respiration chamber at ILRI’s Mazingira Centre (photo credit: ILRI/ Svenja Marquardt). Livestock production generates significant amounts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for about 65% of the total emissions from agriculture globally. Of these emissions, 40% are generated through enteric fermentation, the digestive processes…

Climate-smart livestock systems program kicks off in Kenya’s pastoral rangelands
CCAFS / Climate Change / Drylands / East Africa / Environment / Farming Systems / GHG Emissions / Kenya / Livestock Systems / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Climate-smart livestock systems program kicks off in Kenya’s pastoral rangelands

As part of efforts to build the capacity of pastoralists and livestock sector stakeholders to respond and adapt to these changes in climate change in rangelands such as Kajiado’s and other livestock production systems in eastern Africa, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is implementing the Programme for Climate Smart Livestock (PCSL) in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. Continue reading

Changing landscapes call for new pathways in livestock development in Ethiopia’s Afar region
Agriculture / CCAFS / Climate Change / Drylands / East Africa / Environment / Ethiopia / Food security / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Mazingira / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Changing landscapes call for new pathways in livestock development in Ethiopia’s Afar region

One of the Programme for Climate-Smart Livestock Systems (PCSL) components is exploring climate change adaptation to understand how innovative pastoralists and agropastoralists are changing their practices to interact better with their changing environments. Continue reading

Role of pastoralist social networks in coping with crises: lessons from food aid interventions in Ethiopia
CGIAR / Climate Change / Drought / Drylands / Environment / Ethiopia / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Report / Resilience

Role of pastoralist social networks in coping with crises: lessons from food aid interventions in Ethiopia

A recent CGIAR study led by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) sought to explore issues surrounding aid delivery in pastoral communities, particularly during drought and provide guidance to humanitarian and development aid actors. Continue reading

Healthy rangelands, healthy livestock and healthy people: A fully integrated One Health approach in pastoral Ethiopia
Agriculture / Article / Climate Change / Drylands / Environment / Ethiopia / Farming Systems / Food security / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Healthy rangelands, healthy livestock and healthy people: A fully integrated One Health approach in pastoral Ethiopia

Participatory Rangeland Management is now being integrated into a One Health approach by ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) and partners VSF-Suisse (Vétérinaires sans Frontières Suisse) and CCM (Comitato Collaborazione Medica). This combines the health of people, livestock and rangelands, and the linkages between them. Continue reading

ILRI and FANRPAN test nutrition data collection in rural communities using pictography
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ILRI and FANRPAN test nutrition data collection in rural communities using pictography

the Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and ILRI are collaborating in the ‘Improving Dietary and Health Data for Decision-making in Agriculture and Nutrition Actions in Africa’ project, which is developing, evaluating and introducing cost-efficient and scalable solutions for measuring dietary intake and health indicators to track nutrition and health outcomes and their progress at community and national levels in Kenya. Continue reading