A new manual on manure management aimed at helping extension workers to more effectively disseminate knowledge to livestock farmers is now available.
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.
To address the environmental problems faced by the East African region, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has invested in an environmental research centre. Dubbed the Mazingira centre, the facility is based at the ILRI and has the capacity to measure a set of environmental parameters including livestock system GHG emissions, water flows as well as water and soil quality. In an interview with David Pelster, one of the scientists leading the initiative, we get to hear more about it.