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

Africa / Cattle / Dairying / East Africa / Fodder / Kenya / Mazingira / Uncategorized

Feedback workshops yield significant insights for smallholder dairy farmers in Nandi and Bomet — Mazingira Centre

Farmer feedback workshops carried out in Nandi and Bomet counties in Kenya addressed various challenges faced by dairy smallholders. Based on results from previous data collected, training sessions on various aspects of dairy farming were delivered. Continue reading

Article / Drylands / East Africa / Environment / Kenya / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Rangelands / Resilience / SLS

Spatial planning to spur rangeland-based development across northern Kenya’s ‘frontier counties’

The members of the county executive committees agreed to create a ‘sector forum on lands’ to coordinate, harmonize and move county spatial planning processes and projects forward in cost-effective and productive ways. Continue reading

Learning Initiative on reducing land conflicts between farmers and livestock keepers
Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Event / Kenya / Livestock Systems / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Resilience / SLS / Tanzania

Learning Initiative on reducing land conflicts between farmers and livestock keepers

The PROCASUR Corporation in Africa in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have partnered with the International Land Coalition, ILRI and the Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE) to present the Learning Initiative (LI): ‘Innovative practices and tools to reduce land use conflicts between farmers and livestock keepers’. The event is taking place in Kenya and Tanzania, between 22 September and 1 October 2017. Continue reading

Towards a robust national livestock market information system: Stakeholders convene to chart way forward
AVCD / Drylands / East Africa / Event / Kenya / Markets / Pastoralism / SLS

Towards a robust national livestock market information system: Stakeholders convene to chart way forward

On 11 July 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in collaboration with the State Department of Livestock (SDL) – Government of Kenya and the Africa Drylands Institute of Sustainability (ADIS) of the University of Nairobi, organized and facilitated a stakeholders’ workshop to showcase the different models used in establishing market information systems and identify ways of working together to achieve sustainable livestock market information systems. Continue reading