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Fiona Flintan recognized by Ethiopian government for contributing to sustainable rangelands
Agriculture / Article / Drylands / East Africa / Environment / Ethiopia / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Rangelands / Resilience / SLS

Fiona Flintan recognized by Ethiopian government for contributing to sustainable rangelands

Fiona Flintan, a senior scientist with the Sustainable Livestock Systems program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has received a certificate of recognition from the Ministry of Agriculture Ethiopia for her ‘outstanding contribution’ to the development of sustainable rangeland management, particularly in the preparation of a manual for woreda participatory land use planning (WPLUP) for pastoral area. Continue reading

Kenya launches spatial planning guidelines and toolkits for pastoral areas
Drylands / East Africa / Event / Kenya / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Research / SLS

Kenya launches spatial planning guidelines and toolkits for pastoral areas

The annex and toolkits are expected to play a key role in guiding county governments to develop effective land use plans that provide a strategic direction for the counties, strengthen community land rights, and provide a framework for supporting sustainable livestock production in Kenya’s vast rangelands. Continue reading

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

Originally posted on ILRI news:
(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…

Linking research-for-development and community needs in the climate-smart livestock systems project
Agriculture / Animal Feeding / CCAFS / Climate Change / Dairying / Drought / Environment / Ethiopia / Event / Farming Systems / Fodder / Food security / Kenya / Research / SLS / Uganda

Linking research-for-development and community needs in the climate-smart livestock systems project

This blog was written by Lucy Njuguna, a Graduate Fellow with the Sustainable Livestock Systems Program. In development work, there is often concern that external interventions can impose unintended costs on communities, especially when there is little or no consultation with the communities on their interests and priorities. This concern is particularly important in research … Continue reading

Adapting the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey in Uganda: insights from the field
Agriculture / Climate Change / Data / East Africa / Farming Systems / Food security / Gender / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / SLS / Uganda

Adapting the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey in Uganda: insights from the field

Originally published on the RHoMIS blog. Sam Adams, describes his experience training enumerators to be able to apply the Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) in Uganda. Continue reading

Why rangelands matter, and the surprising benefits of their restoration
Article / Climate Change / Drylands / Environment / Farming Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Why rangelands matter, and the surprising benefits of their restoration

Originally published on Landscape News. “When people of think of rangelands, their minds don’t usually go further than the images of shrubs or endless fields of dry grasslands. But beneath and above these vast spaces, life teems and even flourishes. At the recent session on the UN Decade on Ecosystems Restoration at the Global Landscapes … Continue reading