Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / Geodata / ILRI / SLS

Animal populations counted using satellites for the first time

Knowledge of population dynamics is essential for managing and conserving wildlife. Traditional methods of counting wild animals such as aerial survey or ground counts not only disturb animals, but also can be labour intensive and costly. New, commercially available very high-resolution satellite images offer great potential for accurate estimates of animal abundance over large open … Continue reading

Event / Geodata / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Presentation / SLS

Tim Robinson presents livestock production systems data at Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock meeting

On 7- 10 October 2014, the agenda held the fifth Multi-stakeholder platform (MSP) meeting in Colombia. Tim Robinson, a senior spatial analysis and statistician at ILRI participated in the meeting in which he delivered two presentations focusing on the Global Research Alliance on agricultural greenhouse gases (GRA), an animal health and greenhouse gas emissions intensity network; and on the Livestock Geo-Wiki manure management module. 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

Geodata / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Knowledge and Information / SLS

Mapping the distribution and abundance of the world’s livestock: New global datasets published

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Environmental Research Group Oxford (ERGO), the University of Oxford and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) joined forces to map the global distribution and abundance of livestock. These new datasets are freely accessible through a Livestock-Geo-Wiki, a site maintained by our collaborators at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Continue reading