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Taming Africa’s drylands to produce food

What are the key constraints and challenges of producing food in the drylands? What does a success story of sustainable food production in water scarce areas look like? These are some of the questions that some forty five (45) researchers will battle with this week at the Regional Inception workshop for East/ Southern Africa for … Continue reading

Africa / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Pastoralism / Tanzania / Vulnerability

ILRI pastoral research team wins Sustainable Science Award

A project of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) called ‘Reto-o-Reto’has won an award five years after it ended. ‘Reto-o-Reto’, in the language of the pastoral Maasai people of East Africa means ‘I help you, you help me’. The project was bestowed the 2012 Sustainability Science Award for a paper titled ‘Evolution of models to … Continue reading

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LAPSSET needs better realignment to Vision 2030

Discussion has begun on how best to improve the economic, social and environmental outcomes of the recently launched Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor to make it a success and support the delivery of Vision 2030. A meeting of interested stakeholders convened to discuss the LAPSSET corridor: preliminary analysis of risks and opportunities … Continue reading

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ILRI post-doc Didier Zida returns to Burkina Faso

Didier Zida, a post-doctoral scientist has returned to Burkina Faso following a six- month stint with ILRI’s People, Livestock and Environment theme in Nairobi. Zida is also working with PLE to implement the Livelihood diversifying potential of livestock based carbon sequestration options in pastoral and agro pastoral systems in Africa project. He said at the … Continue reading

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Wildlife conservancies come under scrutiny

Wildlife conservancies will today come under scrutiny in a workshop to discuss wildlife tourism as a response to climate change. The workshop is organized under the auspices of the Enabling livestock based economies in Kenya to adapt to climate change: A Review of payment for ecosystem services from wildlife tourism as a climate change adaptation … Continue reading

Biodiversity / CCAFS / Climate Change / Crop-Livestock / CRPs / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / Ethiopia / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / Pastoralism / WLE

New Year, new beginnings for PLE

The start of a new year is for many of us, a time for reflection, a time for resolutions and often re-organisation of personal goals to meet our resolutions. For the People Livestock and Environment Theme, a new beginning is literally happening. A new Theme Director, Dr Iain Wright takes over the mantle from 23 … Continue reading

Climate Change / Crop-Livestock / Drylands / Food Safety / Forages / ILRI / Intensification / Livestock / Livestock-Water / Markets / Pastoralism / Vulnerability

PLE’s got talent, a lot of big ideas – and a bright future?

A recent meeting of the People Livestock and Environment (PLE) research theme of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) underlined the creative capacity and strong potential of team members. There is enough spark, flair and daring in the pool to embark on ambitious and relevant initiatives for the future of livestock, environment and crucially the … Continue reading