ILRI’s Jimmy Smith promotes ‘low-carbon’ and ‘climate-smart cows’ at the Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue, in Rwanda
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ILRI’s Jimmy Smith promotes ‘low-carbon’ and ‘climate-smart cows’ at the Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue, in Rwanda

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(Clockwise from top left): Students visit ILRI’s Mazingira Centre to learn about livestock and environment research (photo credit: ILRI/Dorine Odongo); some of the state-of-the-art greenhouse gas equipment at Mazingira Centre (ILRI/Susan MacMillan); greenhouse gas emission chambers in the centre’s labs (ILRI/Susan MacMillan); a young Boran steer during a feeding trial…

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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

Sustainable livestock systems – highlights from ILRI’s corporate report 2015–2016
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Sustainable livestock systems – highlights from ILRI’s corporate report 2015–2016

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Making technologies available to smallholder mixed crop–livestock farmers to grow fodder can increase milk yields and quality in an environmentally sustainable manner. Hyderabad, India. (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann) In 2015–2016, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners revealed extraordinary findings that the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cattle in…

Elevating the sustainable pastoralism agenda
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Elevating the sustainable pastoralism agenda

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Ethiopia’s Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shiferaw Teklemariam, speaks at UNEA-2 (photo credit: ILRI/Dorine Odongo). Written by Dorine Odongo, communications and knowledge management specialist for ILRI’s Livestock and Environment Program. A new  resolution on Combating desertification, land degradation and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands was presented and…

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RISING voices: Augustine Ayantunde, senior animal scientist in West Africa (ILRI)

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In this interview, Augustine Ayantune, senior animal scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) working in the Africa RISING West Africa project, introduces himself and his work with Africa RISING. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in the program. Augustine Ayantunde, senior animal scientist at the…

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Understanding resilience and how it relates to development outcomes

Understanding the development process and how it unfurls against those headwinds is crucial to understanding the nature of development outcomes. The relative steadiness of the development process can be highly informative of progress towards long term development goals. We can examine whether smooth, steady growth on a particular trajectory is preferable to a more volatile progress. Continue reading