Managing the environmental footprint of livestock: Context-specific information needed in Africa
CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / Environment / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Mazingira

Managing the environmental footprint of livestock: Context-specific information needed in Africa

Originally posted on Mazingira Centre:
Climate change and its associated global warming, represents one of the greatest challenges on the planet today. It is also one of the most serious threats faced by millions of Africa’s farmers. Agricultural activities including both livestock and crop production, account for approximately 14% of global greenhouse gases (GHG) that are…

Drought / Drylands / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Insurance / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Resilience

It’s all systems go for the scaling up of index-based livestock insurance in Ethiopia — Index-Based Livestock Insurance

Policymakers, development actors and representatives of government and the private sector met on 10 July 2018 in Ethiopia for a policy dialogue that delivered a clear roadmap for the scale of index-based livestock insurance in the country. via It’s all systems go for the scaling up of index-based livestock insurance in Ethiopia — Index-Based Livestock Insurance Continue reading

Updates from the Sustainable Rangelands Management project in Tanzania
Article / East Africa / Environment / Food security / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Rangelands / Resilience / SLS / Tanzania

Updates from the Sustainable Rangelands Management project in Tanzania

The importance of setting aside grazing areas for livestock and implementing village land use planning in Tanzania were highlighted during a May 2018 discussion between the country’s Minister of Livestock and Fisheries and the OLEGAPA livestock keeper’s association (OLKA). Continue reading

Africa / Cattle / Dairying / East Africa / Fodder / Kenya / Mazingira / Uncategorized

Feedback workshops yield significant insights for smallholder dairy farmers in Nandi and Bomet — Mazingira Centre

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. Continue reading

Article / Drylands / East Africa / Environment / Kenya / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Rangelands / Resilience / SLS

Spatial planning to spur rangeland-based development across northern Kenya’s ‘frontier counties’

The members of the county executive committees agreed to create a ‘sector forum on lands’ to coordinate, harmonize and move county spatial planning processes and projects forward in cost-effective and productive ways. Continue reading