Why rangelands matter, and the surprising benefits of their restoration
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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

Sustainable rangeland management strategies discussed at the Convention on Biological Diversity, COP 14, Egypt
Africa / Agriculture / Drylands / Event / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Sustainable rangeland management strategies discussed at the Convention on Biological Diversity, COP 14, Egypt

Written by Samar Tahar, programme manager, Drylands, Livelihood and Gender Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) A side event at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was organized by the International Land Coalition (ILC) Rangelands Initiative global partner IUCN, on sustainable rangeland … Continue reading

Third edition of the Sustainable Rangeland Management project newsletter now available
Agriculture / Drylands / Livestock Systems / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS / Tanzania

Third edition of the Sustainable Rangeland Management project newsletter now available

For nearly 10 years, the Sustainable Rangeland Management Project has been working with local and national authorities in Tanzania to secure rangelands for pastoralists, agro-pastoralists and smallholder farmers through joint village land use planning and land certification including the provision of group Certificates of Customary Right of Occupancy. The project produces a regular newsletter to … Continue reading

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

Program to support climate-smart livestock systems launched in Ethiopia
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Program to support climate-smart livestock systems launched in Ethiopia

On 27 March 2019, the Program for Climate-Smart Livestock Systems (PCSL) was launched in Ethiopia to support interventions
to increase agricultural productivity, mitigation of greenhouse gases and adaptation to climate change. The PCSL team also made field visits to Debre Birhan Agricultural Research Centre and other farms to familiarize with farming systems in Ethiopia. Continue reading