‘Greening’ the white gold in Tanzania: supporting low emissions dairy development for smallholder livestock producers
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‘Greening’ the white gold in Tanzania: supporting low emissions dairy development for smallholder livestock producers

Written by Esther Kihoro with contributions from Sarah Kasyoka. ‘Maziwa ni dhahabu nyeupe’ (milk is white gold). This is a common phrase among livestock keepers in Tanzania. I’ve heard it numerous times in the last two years as I’ve worked with milk producers in the country. The term is being used to sensitize farmers on … 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

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

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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

Better smallholder dairying for better incomes and climate resilience by and for the poor
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Better smallholder dairying for better incomes and climate resilience by and for the poor

The smallholder dairy sector offers a wide range of opportunities for enhancing the resilience of small-scale livestock-keeping populations while also increasing their efficiency and productivity and mitigating the greenhouse gas emissions from livestock that help cause global warming. Continue reading

Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock waste in East Africa are significantly lower than global estimates: New study reveals
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Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock waste in East Africa are significantly lower than global estimates: New study reveals

A new study carried out by scientists at the ILRI’s mazingira centre measured GHG emissions from livestock waste in Kenya. A recently published paper reveals that GHG emission factors recorded from the African livestock waste are at least ten times lower than calculations based on the simplest level of IPCC methods and data, Tier 1. Continue reading