Agriculture / Environment / ILRI40 / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCK-FISH / SLS

Producing food for humans: Tackling competition for freshwater use between crop and animal production

This poster, prepared for the ILRI@40 series of events, explains a study that is developing a new approach to livestock water use that determines the environmental impact associated with resource out-take, while accounting for the competition for freshwater use between production of food and feed crops. 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