Africa / Animal Diseases / AVCD / East Africa / Kenya / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pastoralism / SLS

Improving knowledge base for animal disease surveillance in pastoralist systems in Kenya

Under the livestock component of the Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program, ILRI is implementing a three – tier train – a – trainer model to train veterinarians and community disease reporters on the symptoms of prevalent livestock diseases. Continue reading

Where numbers matter: Better herd management for better productivity in Kenya’s pastoral communities
Africa / AVCD / East Africa / Farming Systems / Kenya / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pastoralism / SLS / Small ruminants

Where numbers matter: Better herd management for better productivity in Kenya’s pastoral communities

ILRI and other partners under the Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) project is working towards improving the quality of livestock kept by pastoralists and to boost their productivity through better herd management practices. The project is working in Isiolo, Garissa, Marsabit, Wajir and Turkana counties in northern Kenya. Continue reading

Healthy animals, healthy returns: Improving pastoralists’ livelihoods in Kenya
Animal Diseases / Animal Feeding / Article / AVCD / CCPP / Drylands / East Africa / goats / Kenya / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pastoralism / SLS / Small ruminants

Healthy animals, healthy returns: Improving pastoralists’ livelihoods in Kenya

Improving the value of livestock and its productivity through better animal disease surveillance and improved healthcare for animals is one of the key goals of the Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program. Continue reading

Africa / Article / CCAFS / Data / Farming Systems / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / SLS

Drivers of household food availability in sub-Saharan Africa based on big data from small farms

The study quantifies the importance of off-farm income and market conditions across sites differing strongly in agroecology and derives generally applicable threshold values that determine whether farm households have enough food available to feed their families. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Article / Climate Change / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Environment / Farming Systems / ILRI / Intensification / Kenya / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCK-FISH / SLS

Meat and milk production scenarios and the associated land footprint in Kenya

Increasing demands for meat and milk in developing countries and the associated production growth are driving the expansion of agriculture at the expense of environmental conservation and other land uses. While considerable attention has been directed at improving crop yields to alleviate the pressure on land, there has been far less attention on the implications … Continue reading

Article / CCAFS / Climate Change / DRYLANDSCRP / Environment / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Report / SLS

Humanity at risk after four environment health boundaries crossed: New study

A new high-profile paper by a team of 18 international researchers, who include Jens Heinke, a joint appointee of ILRI and the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), says four planetary boundaries–climate change, loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change and altered biogeochemical cycles (phosphorus and nitrogen)–have been crossed as a result of human activity, which is placing humanity in a danger zone. Continue reading