A workshop funded by the consortium of the EU Animal Change project and organized by ILRI, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Global Research Alliance on 2-3 February 2015 at the ILRI campus in Nairobi, discussed successful approaches for implementing climate smart livestock systems.
On 18-19 November 2014, the livestock manure management project organized and held a workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which attracted a total of 21 participants from 14 countries. The objective of the workshop was to review progress in summarizing current policies and practices, and also provide an opportunity for presentations on some of the current opportunities for improved management that are being pursued.
Livestock and environment was also one of the four themes discussed at the two-day ILRI@40 Addis Ababa event. Scientists working in ILRI’s Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) program facilitated discussed research priorities for livestock and environment in the future.
How can policy assure that devolution in pastoralist rangelands meets the needs of all three pillars of sustainability? This was the central question in a panel discussion chaired by Lance Robinson, an environmental governance and resilience specialist at ILRI, at the 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture (AACAA) held in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 to 30 October 2014.
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.
A recent workshop charted plans for modelling tools that help measure how adaptation options impact farming households, with implications for how adaptation policy is defined.
On May 29 and 30 2014, Robinson organised a writeshop with senior officials from Kenya’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), to produce a policy brief that proposes a framework for natural resource governance in the dryland landscapes of Kenya