Biodiversity / CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Vulnerability

Mitigating climate change is a team effort – Mututho

There is need to join hands to understand, prevent (where possible) and mitigate the effects of climate change. This was said by the chairman of Kenya’s Parliamentary Committee for Agriculture, Hon. John Mututho when he launched the Climate Change Journalist of the Year Award in Nairobi. Noting that journalists shape our environment through continuous good … Continue reading

CCAFS / Climate Change / ILRI

PLE study partnerships to increase

At least two more students from the People Livestock and Environment theme (PLE) will benefit from a collaboration agreement recently signed between ILRI and the Wageningen Institute of Animal Science (WIAS). The MoU seeks to strengthen collaboration, which includes exploring opportunities for PhD students, scientist exchanges, and joint projects. Speaking after her return from a … Continue reading

Africa / Biodiversity / CCAFS / Central Africa / Climate Change / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / Pastoralism

Adapting to drylands in Eastern Africa key to survival of biodiversity, livelihoods

Drylands occupy 75% of Eastern Africa and have a high economic value. In spite of this, their understanding remains scanty. Understanding how to adapt to the drylands of Eastern Africa is the key subject in a series of meetings taking place this week in Nairobi and Arusha. The Nairobi meeting, dubbed the National Dialogue workshop on … Continue reading

CCAFS / Climate Change / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / Livestock-Water

Nile project grabs new scientist – Beth Cullen

Dr Beth Cullen has joined ILRI as a post-doctoral fellow with PLE. Beth will be based in Addis Ababa and will work on the Nile Basin Development Challenge Projects and the SLP Crop Residues project.  She is an anthropologist and recently completed her PhD at the University of Durham UK. Her PhD research was conducted … Continue reading

Biodiversity / CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / Vulnerability

Conservationist to strengthen B.E.S.T. team

Dr. Aidan Michael KEANE, a conservationist has joined PLE as a post doctoral scientist working on the project on Biodiversity, ecosystem services, social sustainability and tipping points in African drylands (B.E.S.T). He will be based in London but working closely with the Nairobi based team Reducing vulnerability of livestock-based livelihoods, ecosystem goods & services in … Continue reading

CCAFS / Climate Change / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / Vulnerability / West Africa

Zida joins PLE as post doctorate scientist

Dr Didier ZIDA from Burkina Faso has joined ILRI’s People Livestock and Environment Theme for a 6 months Post-doc funded by a DAAD scholarship. The aim of the Post-doc is to develop a rule based model and proto-type system allowing simulating the effects of grazing, fuel-wood collection and fire management on the vegetation physiognomy of … Continue reading

CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / Pastoralism

Kenya VP praises economic value of livestock, urges more research

Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has challenged stakeholders in the livestock sector to join hands and channel more resources on research with a view to helping improve the sector in the country. “I challenge our animal scientists, breeders, industrialists, livestock farmers, and entrepreneurs to commit more time and money to breeding in order to increase our … Continue reading