Africa / Article / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Kenya / Tanzania

ASARECA to work closer with policy makers

The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA) leads several of its partners in a two day meeting to discuss how best to engage with policy making in its member countries. The two day consultative meeting which starts in Entebbe today brings together people of varying backgrounds ranging from policy makers … Continue reading

Article / Biodiversity / Climate Change / Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / Event / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / Project

ILRI-PLE hosts policymaker, practitioner and community user workshop

The Permanent Secretary in Kenya’s Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, Mr Ali Mohammed (EBS) will on Tuesday 14th February 2012 give the opening address at a policy workshop hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Mr Mohammed was recently elected as Vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). 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

CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya

World Bank seeks new ways to engage African governments

The World Bank is changing and supporting development models that allow merging of different government and market interventions concerning agriculture, regional integration and policy issues. This is in reaction to the global economy which has become extremely volatile. The new approach is published in the article, ‘Africa’s future and the World Bank’s role in it’, … Continue reading

CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / ILRI

Understanding the gender perspective in managing climate change-induced water stress

A gender-sensitive approach to water management adaptation planning is important if we are to develop strategies that will meet the needs of both men and women and be effective in the long term, says Dana Kaplan, UNEP Environmental Policy Graduate, In her paper “Adaptation to climate change induced water stress in the Nile River basin: … Continue reading