Africa / Drylands / DRYLANDS-CRP / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Livestock Systems / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS / Southern Africa / Tanzania

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

Animal Feeding / Drylands / DRYLANDS-CRP / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Livestock Systems / Rangelands / SLS

Application of scaling frameworks to grazing exclosures in Ethiopia

This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, explains how two scaling frameworks were used to identify knowledge gaps and learning opportunities in exclosure management and policy solutions to draw attention to possible ‘blind-spots’ and ‘win-win’ solutions that may affect the widespread success of exclosures in Ethiopia and elsewhere. Continue reading

Dryland restoration scaling project: Improving the productivity of dryland agriculture
Africa / Countries / Drylands / DRYLANDS-CRP / Environment / Ethiopia / ILRI / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Resilience / SLS

Dryland restoration scaling project: Improving the productivity of dryland agriculture

Drylands restoration is one key way of improving the productivity of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. A poster released by scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), illustrates just some of the future research funded by the European Commission and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Continue reading

Improving the productivity of dryland agriculture in Ethiopia
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Improving the productivity of dryland agriculture in Ethiopia

Many approaches to the restoration of degraded drylands have been successful in Ethiopia. However, despite these and other success stories, scaling-up land restoration approaches (or ‘options’) often proves challenging. Options which have been successful in one area may fail in others. There is little information on areas where a successful option could succeed, versus where the same option may fail. Consequently, it is often challenging to scale out even the most successful land restoration approaches. Continue reading

Elevating the sustainable pastoralism agenda
Drylands / Ethiopia / Event / Kenya / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Uncategorized

Elevating the sustainable pastoralism agenda

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Ethiopia’s Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shiferaw Teklemariam, speaks at UNEA-2 (photo credit: ILRI/Dorine Odongo). Written by Dorine Odongo, communications and knowledge management specialist for ILRI’s Livestock and Environment Program. A new  resolution on Combating desertification, land degradation and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands was presented and…

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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