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.
At last month’s (9–13 Sep 2019) 9th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL), James Hammond, farming systems analyst at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), presented on how ILRI researchers and partners are addressing the scarcity of data describing the functioning of smallholder farms in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
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 …
‘Momentum is building for promoting sustainable rangeland landscapes, and Africa is in the lead.’ This was the observation of Abdelkader Bensada, programme management officer for the United Nations Environment (UN Environment), at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) held 29–30 August 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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The socio-economic conditions of Africa have continued to undergo massive and rapid transformation due to factors such as urbanization and population growth. The adverse effects of climate change on the continent have also intensified, necessitating the design of context-specific strategies to ensure food security and environmental sustainability. In this regard,…
On 29–30 August 2018, the Rangelands Initiative of the International Land Coalition will host a discussion forum on rangelands at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) to explore what the landscape approach can look like in rangelands, and how it can effectively contribute to the pursuit of global mechanisms and initiatives for sustainable landscapes.
Farmer feedback workshops carried out in Nandi and Bomet counties in Kenya addressed various challenges faced by dairy smallholders. Based on results from previous data collected, training sessions on various aspects of dairy farming were delivered.
A recently published study has revealed that the climate smartness of different farm strategies, or interventions not only depends on the strategy or intervention itself, but is also determined by an interaction between the characteristics of the farm household and the farm strategy.
Livestock routes are essential to herders in eastern Africa, who use them to access water, feed and markets. But, political and economic marginalization is putting pressure on the natural resources pastoralists rely on, causing conflicts and loss of value. Mapping current land uses has improved stakeholders’ understanding of how to protect the mobility of livestock and people as is required for sustainable pastoral systems.
Under the livestock component of the Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program, ILRI is implementing a three – tier train – a – trainer model to train veterinarians and community disease reporters on the symptoms of prevalent livestock diseases.