After national launch, climate-smart livestock program rolled out in Ethiopia’s Amhara region
Agriculture / Climate Change / East Africa / Ethiopia / Kenya / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / SLS / Uganda / Uncategorized

After national launch, climate-smart livestock program rolled out in Ethiopia’s Amhara region

After the launch of the program at the national level, efforts are now going on to roll it out in selected regions of Ethiopia. The first local launch in the country took place on 20 August 2019 in Debre Birhan. Continue reading

Kenya launches spatial planning guidelines and toolkits for pastoral areas
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Kenya launches spatial planning guidelines and toolkits for pastoral areas

The annex and toolkits are expected to play a key role in guiding county governments to develop effective land use plans that provide a strategic direction for the counties, strengthen community land rights, and provide a framework for supporting sustainable livestock production in Kenya’s vast rangelands. Continue reading

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

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…

The Kenya Government declares a pay out of Ksh87 million to cushion 6,000 pastoralists from the effects of drought
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The Kenya Government declares a pay out of Ksh87 million to cushion 6,000 pastoralists from the effects of drought

Originally posted on Index-Based Livestock Insurance:
The Government of Kenya, through the State Department of Livestock has announced a payout of Ksh87 million for pastoralists insured under the Kenya Livestock Insurance Program (KLIP). Speaking at a press conference on 7 March 2019 where he declared payouts for the short-rains season (October–December 2018), the cabinet secretary…