A new project is launched to support climate-smart livestock strategies and investments in East Africa
Agriculture / CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / Environment / Ethiopia / Event / Kenya / Livestock Systems / Mazingira / SLS

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
Climate Change / Drought / Environment / Food security / Insurance / Kenya / LIVESTOCKCRP / Markets / Pastoralism / Resilience

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…

Achieving gender-equitable outcomes in low emissions development initiatives in the Kenyan dairy sector
Agriculture / Cattle / Dairying / Farming Systems / Food security / Kenya / PIL / SLS / Women

Achieving gender-equitable outcomes in low emissions development initiatives in the Kenyan dairy sector

Originally posted on ILRI policies, instititions and livelihoods program:
Niller Musinya of Vihiga County happily showing her improved calf born from fixed-time artificial insemination (photo credit: AVCD/ FIPS R. Jumah). ? Stakeholder interest in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensities from livestock production has continued to gain momentum globally. This is driven by the fact…

A new project promises to generate better dietary and health data for agriculture and nutrition interventions in Africa
Food security / Kenya / SLS

A new project promises to generate better dietary and health data for agriculture and nutrition interventions in Africa

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Despite significant efforts to address it, malnutrition remains a major impediment to development around the world. According to the 2017 Global Nutrition Report, at least one in three people globally are malnourished. While notable progress has been made in reducing world hunger, two billion people are still not getting all…

On the road to salvaging livestock market data: Digitizing livestock market data from Kenya’s arid and semi-arid regions
Data / Food security / Kenya / SLS

On the road to salvaging livestock market data: Digitizing livestock market data from Kenya’s arid and semi-arid regions

Originally posted on Index-Based Livestock Insurance:
By Kevin Kidimu, Research Associate, International Livestock Research Institute Since independence, Kenya has grappled with collection of livestock market data. The livestock production department was established in 1987 and since then, the ministries of agriculture and livestock have been split and merged several times, negatively impacting the livestock subsector.…

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