A new project is launched to support climate-smart livestock strategies and investments in East Africa
Agriculture / CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / Environment / Ethiopia / Event / Kenya / Livestock Systems / Mazingira / SLS

A new project is launched to support climate-smart livestock strategies and investments in East Africa

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It is hard to overstate the role that the livestock sector plays in ensuring food security in sub-Saharan Africa. The sector provides a vital source of income to most of the rural poor. Livestock production also provides nutritional benefits to people through their milk, meat and eggs, which are protein…

Sustainable rangelands management comes to the fore at the Global Landscapes Forum
Africa / Climate Change / Drylands / Environment / Event / Farming Systems / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / PIL / Rangelands / Resilience

Sustainable rangelands management comes to the fore at the Global Landscapes Forum

‘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. Continue reading

Agriculture / Article / Burkina Faso / Climate Change / Environment / Event / Farming Systems / Food security / ILRI / Intensification / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Presentation / SLS / West Africa

Optimizing the role of livestock in mixed farming systems to enhance food production

A paper by researchers at ILRI reviews the role of herbivores in sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Augustine Ayantunde is nominated as a member of the Advisory Committee for the 2022 International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores. Continue reading

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Bringing rangelands management into the sustainable landscapes agenda

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. Continue reading

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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

Learning Initiative on reducing land conflicts between farmers and livestock keepers
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Learning Initiative on reducing land conflicts between farmers and livestock keepers

The PROCASUR Corporation in Africa in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have partnered with the International Land Coalition, ILRI and the Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE) to present the Learning Initiative (LI): ‘Innovative practices and tools to reduce land use conflicts between farmers and livestock keepers’. The event is taking place in Kenya and Tanzania, between 22 September and 1 October 2017. Continue reading