Agriculture / Article / CGIAR / Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / Environment / ILRI / Resilience / SLS

Measuring resilience: How can we quantify the impact of investments on enhancing resilience?

One of the focus areas of the Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) through the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems is on adaptation and resilience. Here, the objective is to build capacity for adaptation to environmental change and resilient development processes among farmers and livestock keepers. Over … Continue reading

Agriculture / CCAFS / CGIAR / Climate Change / Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / Environment / Ethiopia / Farming Systems / ILRI / Interview / Livestock Systems / SLS

What works in natural resource management and environmental governance: Insights from an expert

Natural resources and environmental management significantly affects pastoralists and other livestock keepers who live in drylands that cut across ecosystems. In such systems, wildlife and livestock move in and out of parks and community-protected areas with upstream-downstream effects along watersheds. How to incorporate these realities in an ecosystem management approach at a large scale is complex and not well understood because it … Continue reading

Article / CCAFS / Drought / Drylands / East Africa / Environment / Gender / ILRI / Kenya / SLS / Women

Women and environment: Understanding market-based conservation schemes from a gendered perspective

A number of approaches have been adopted towards conservation of natural resources with a view of ensuring environmental sustainability especially in areas where crop and livestock agriculture are dominant sources of livelihoods. Some of these approaches include Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES), which represent a market based conservation approach with an incentive attached to it. A new study explored the extent to which three market-based conservation schemes in Kenya integrate gender in design and implementation. Continue reading

Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Interview / Pastoralism / Resilience / SLS

Making rangelands secure for local users-insights from a rangelands governance expert

Fiona Flintan, a rangelands governance scientist with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gives us an insight into her work and what needs to be done make rangelands secure for local users and build resilience Continue reading

Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Geodata / ILRI / Pastoralism / Resilience / SLS

Generating and sharing more and better data critical to determine resilience in drylands

At the recent ‘2020 resilience’ event in Addis Ababa, scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) organized a side event on ‘measuring and evaluating resilience in drylands of East Africa.’ Panelists from ILRI and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) shared findings on ways to measure and evaluate resilience. Continue reading