Linking research-for-development and community needs in the climate-smart livestock systems project
Agriculture / Animal Feeding / CCAFS / Climate Change / Dairying / Drought / Environment / Ethiopia / Event / Farming Systems / Fodder / Food security / Kenya / Research / SLS / Uganda

Linking research-for-development and community needs in the climate-smart livestock systems project

This blog was written by Lucy Njuguna, a Graduate Fellow with the Sustainable Livestock Systems Program. In development work, there is often concern that external interventions can impose unintended costs on communities, especially when there is little or no consultation with the communities on their interests and priorities. This concern is particularly important in research … Continue reading

New program to enhance climate-smart livestock systems launched in Uganda
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New program to enhance climate-smart livestock systems launched in Uganda

Uganda’s agricultural sector contributes significantly to both incomes and direct availability of food in the country. It is also a major contributor to economic growth through provision of raw materials for agro-industries, job opportunities and foreign exchange. Agriculture contributes to about 21% of Uganda’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Livestock production is an important subsector of … Continue reading

Program to support climate-smart livestock systems launched in Ethiopia
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Program to support climate-smart livestock systems launched in Ethiopia

On 27 March 2019, the Program for Climate-Smart Livestock Systems (PCSL) was launched in Ethiopia to support interventions
to increase agricultural productivity, mitigation of greenhouse gases and adaptation to climate change. The PCSL team also made field visits to Debre Birhan Agricultural Research Centre and other farms to familiarize with farming systems in Ethiopia. Continue reading

A new project is launched to support climate-smart livestock strategies and investments in East Africa
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A new project is launched to support climate-smart livestock strategies and investments in East Africa

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…

Drought / Drylands / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Insurance / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Resilience

It’s all systems go for the scaling up of index-based livestock insurance in Ethiopia — Index-Based Livestock Insurance

Policymakers, development actors and representatives of government and the private sector met on 10 July 2018 in Ethiopia for a policy dialogue that delivered a clear roadmap for the scale of index-based livestock insurance in the country. via It’s all systems go for the scaling up of index-based livestock insurance in Ethiopia — Index-Based Livestock Insurance Continue reading

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Maps of livestock routes show the way to improved livelihoods for pastoralists in East Africa

Livestock routes are essential to herders in eastern Africa, who use them to access water, feed and markets. But, political and economic marginalization is putting pressure on the natural resources pastoralists rely on, causing conflicts and loss of value. Mapping current land uses has improved stakeholders’ understanding of how to protect the mobility of livestock and people as is required for sustainable pastoral systems. Continue reading