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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
This paper reviews existing methods for assessing livestock water resource use, recognizing that water plays a vital role in global food supply and that livestock production systems consumes a large amount of the available water resources.
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.