Africa / ASSP / Burundi / Central Africa / Crop-Livestock / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Livestock / NRM / Project

Improved farm productivity through crop–livestock interventions in the DRC and Burundi

This week’s Joint International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine featured a poster on a new ILRI project on improved farm productivity through crop–livestock interventions in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi Continue reading

Africa / ASSP / Biodiversity / Central Africa / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Kenya / Launch / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / North Africa / West Africa

New project launched to compile information on African livestock breeds

Improving the breeds of farm animals is one important way of resolving food problems to ensure food security for the sustainable development of humanity. This was said by Chan-Woo Kim, the ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Kenya, on July 22 at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi. He was speaking during the … Continue reading

Africa / Biodiversity / Central Africa / Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / Pastoralism / Tanzania

Drylands development in Eastern Africa: The policy context and recommendations

Policies, legal and institutional frameworks are core pillars of any conservation, natural resource management as well as development work at all societal levels. They define the relationships between people and resources and guide the interactions that ensue from such relationships for sustainability, growth and harmonious coexistence. In appreciation of the role that policy and laws … Continue reading

Africa / Biodiversity / Central Africa / Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / Markets / Pastoralism / Vulnerability

Livestock essential for food security in the pastoral areas of Africa – Ericksen

 There is need to “harness” the livestock resources of pastoral production systems so that they contribute to food security in East and Central Africa (ECA).  This “harnessing” will rely on the combined efforts of research and development to ensure a long term and sustainable future for pastoralism. Speaking today at the General Assembly of the … 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