Africa / Animal Feeding / ASSP / Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / DRYLANDS-CRP / ILRI / Intensification / Livestock / Southern Africa / Zimbabwe

Working together to improve the livelihoods of pastoralists in Zimbabwe

Agro-pastoralists in Zimbabwe face a host of challenges, including low-yielding fodder crops, degraded land and volatile markets. Furthermore, due to the prevalence of sector-specific technologies, they lack access to solutions that can improve their integrated production systems. But, with the right training and support, food insecurity can become a thing of the past. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Breeding / ASSP / Breeds / CRPs / Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDS-CRP / Event / Gender / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Southern Africa

‘Boni’ scaling the heights to greater success

She steps forward to the podium, her face breaking into her characteristic charming smile.  Her black, short cropped hair compliments her light skin.  Standing at average height, she is comfortable in front of the microphone as she would be in her own kitchen. Her name is Siboniso Moyo, popularly known as ‘Boni’- the regional representative … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Breeding / Animal Feeding / Asia / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Four scientists in the Animal Science team named to management roles

Four scientists in the Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity (ASSP) program have  joined  program director Iain Wright in heading the newly established ILRI country offices. The four are Amos Omore who will head the Tanzania country office, Danilo Pezo   (Uganda),  Saskia Hendrickx (Mozambique) and Mohamed Ibrahim (Pakistan). They  effectively become  ‘Country Representatives’ from January 1, … Continue reading

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New frontiers for forage research in southern Africa

Research on forages just got a boost with the arrival of Godfrey Manyawu to the People Livestock and Environment theme (PLE) of  ILRI. He joins the theme as project coordinator for “Integrating crops and livestock for improved food security and livelihoods in rural Zimbabwe”.Manyawu, who is an expert in livestock production and forage sciences, will … Continue reading

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Collaboration in research needed to end poverty in humid tropics

Understanding the different conditions of regions and adjusting development activities to the unique circumstances of each area is key to ending poverty. This is one of the conclusions that the global planning team for the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics. The team working on this program met in Nairobi June … Continue reading

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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