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Global study gives options for improving manure management policies and practices

A global assessment of livestock manure policies was performed din 34 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, followed by an in-depth assessment of manure management practices in Argentina, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Malawi and Vietnam. This global assessment provided not only insights on manure management and the barriers for improvement. Continue reading

Article / CCAFS / Climate Change / DRYLANDSCRP / Environment / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Report / SLS

Humanity at risk after four environment health boundaries crossed: New study

A new high-profile paper by a team of 18 international researchers, who include Jens Heinke, a joint appointee of ILRI and the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), says four planetary boundaries–climate change, loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change and altered biogeochemical cycles (phosphorus and nitrogen)–have been crossed as a result of human activity, which is placing humanity in a danger zone. Continue reading

Agriculture / Article / CGIAR / Farming Systems / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Report / SLS

New article recommends enhanced indicator to measure productivity of water

A newly published journal article recommends an alternative indicator that addresses some limitations of the WP approach and enhances productivity estimates for water in integrated systems. The ‘aqueous productivity’ (AP) uses a systems approach to integrate consumptive and non-consumptive water uses, hence providing an authentic productivity estimation of water Continue reading