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

Linking research-for-development and community needs in the climate-smart livestock systems project
Agriculture / Animal Feeding / CCAFS / Climate Change / Dairying / Drought / Environment / Ethiopia / Event / Farming Systems / Fodder / Food security / Kenya / Research / SLS / Uganda

Linking research-for-development and community needs in the climate-smart livestock systems project

This blog was written by Lucy Njuguna, a Graduate Fellow with the Sustainable Livestock Systems Program. In development work, there is often concern that external interventions can impose unintended costs on communities, especially when there is little or no consultation with the communities on their interests and priorities. This concern is particularly important in research … Continue reading

Why rangelands matter, and the surprising benefits of their restoration
Article / Climate Change / Drylands / Environment / Farming Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Why rangelands matter, and the surprising benefits of their restoration

Originally published on Landscape News. “When people of think of rangelands, their minds don’t usually go further than the images of shrubs or endless fields of dry grasslands. But beneath and above these vast spaces, life teems and even flourishes. At the recent session on the UN Decade on Ecosystems Restoration at the Global Landscapes … Continue reading

Gender inequalities across farming systems: Insights from the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey
Agriculture / Article / Climate Change / East Africa / Environment / Farming Systems / Food security / Gender / Livestock Systems / SLS / Women

Gender inequalities across farming systems: Insights from the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey

The Rural Household Multiple-Indicator Survey is now filling knowledge gaps on how strategies to mitigate the effects of climate change, may intensify inequalities between men and women. Continue reading

‘Greening’ the white gold in Tanzania: supporting low emissions dairy development for smallholder livestock producers
Climate Change / Dairying / Environment / Food security / Livestock Systems / Mazingira / SLS / Tanzania

‘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