New study finds that severe undernutrition of cattle increases their methane production
Agriculture / Animal Feeding / Climate Change / Communications / Diet / Environment / GHG Emissions / Kenya / Mazingira

New study finds that severe undernutrition of cattle increases their methane production

Originally posted on Mazingira Centre:
An animal trial in the animal respiration chamber at ILRI’s Mazingira Centre (photo credit: ILRI/ Svenja Marquardt). Livestock production generates significant amounts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for about 65% of the total emissions from agriculture globally. Of these emissions, 40% are generated through enteric fermentation, the digestive processes…

Climate-smart livestock systems program kicks off in Kenya’s pastoral rangelands
CCAFS / Climate Change / Drylands / East Africa / Environment / Farming Systems / GHG Emissions / Kenya / Livestock Systems / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Climate-smart livestock systems program kicks off in Kenya’s pastoral rangelands

As part of efforts to build the capacity of pastoralists and livestock sector stakeholders to respond and adapt to these changes in climate change in rangelands such as Kajiado’s and other livestock production systems in eastern Africa, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is implementing the Programme for Climate Smart Livestock (PCSL) in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. Continue reading

Changing landscapes call for new pathways in livestock development in Ethiopia’s Afar region
Agriculture / CCAFS / Climate Change / Drylands / East Africa / Environment / Ethiopia / Food security / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Mazingira / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Changing landscapes call for new pathways in livestock development in Ethiopia’s Afar region

One of the Programme for Climate-Smart Livestock Systems (PCSL) components is exploring climate change adaptation to understand how innovative pastoralists and agropastoralists are changing their practices to interact better with their changing environments. Continue reading

Role of pastoralist social networks in coping with crises: lessons from food aid interventions in Ethiopia
CGIAR / Climate Change / Drought / Drylands / Environment / Ethiopia / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Report / Resilience

Role of pastoralist social networks in coping with crises: lessons from food aid interventions in Ethiopia

A recent CGIAR study led by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) sought to explore issues surrounding aid delivery in pastoral communities, particularly during drought and provide guidance to humanitarian and development aid actors. Continue reading

Healthy rangelands, healthy livestock and healthy people: A fully integrated One Health approach in pastoral Ethiopia
Agriculture / Article / Climate Change / Drylands / Environment / Ethiopia / Farming Systems / Food security / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Healthy rangelands, healthy livestock and healthy people: A fully integrated One Health approach in pastoral Ethiopia

Participatory Rangeland Management is now being integrated into a One Health approach by ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) and partners VSF-Suisse (Vétérinaires sans Frontières Suisse) and CCM (Comitato Collaborazione Medica). This combines the health of people, livestock and rangelands, and the linkages between them. Continue reading

Climate-smart livestock program rolled out in southwestern Uganda
Africa / Agriculture / Climate Change / East Africa / Environment / Farming Systems / Food security / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / Resilience / SLS / Uganda

Climate-smart livestock program rolled out in southwestern Uganda

Following the national launch of the four-year Program for Climate-Smart Livestock Systems in Uganda in April, a local launch meeting was held in the southwestern district of Mbarara on 11 September 2019. Continue reading

ILC Rangelands Initiative partners draw attention to rangelands at the UNCCD COP
Drylands / Environment / India / LIVESTOCKCRP / SLS / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Uncategorized

ILC Rangelands Initiative partners draw attention to rangelands at the UNCCD COP

In early September, New Delhi, India hosted the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 14). The ILC Rangelands Initiative partners and projects featured strongly in the events taking place and publications released. Continue reading

Manual on woreda participatory land use planning launched in Ethiopia
Drylands / East Africa / Environment / Ethiopia / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Manual on woreda participatory land use planning launched in Ethiopia

The Woreda participatory land use planning (WPLUP) manual was developed through a consultative process involving government experts, researchers, practitioners, and communities. A piloting of the manual was done in Chifra, Afar and Shinile in Ethiopia’s Somali Region. Continue reading

Fiona Flintan recognized by Ethiopian government for contributing to sustainable rangelands
Agriculture / Article / Drylands / East Africa / Environment / Ethiopia / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Rangelands / Resilience / SLS

Fiona Flintan recognized by Ethiopian government for contributing to sustainable rangelands

Fiona Flintan, a senior scientist with the Sustainable Livestock Systems program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has received a certificate of recognition from the Ministry of Agriculture Ethiopia for her ‘outstanding contribution’ to the development of sustainable rangeland management, particularly in the preparation of a manual for woreda participatory land use planning (WPLUP) for pastoral area. Continue reading