Biodiversity / Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / Markets

Holistic planning good for environmental management

Ecosystem based planning should be combined with watershed management in order to achieve sustainable use of land and the services or values the land provides. This is one of the recommendations from a yearlong study by Silvia Silvestri on the Ecosystem services trade-offs in Ewaso Ng’iro, in Kenya’s Rift Valley. She was making the presentation … Continue reading

Africa / Article / East Africa / Event / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Southern Africa

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

Africa / Article / Biodiversity / Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / Event / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / Pastoralism / Vulnerability

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

Africa / Article / Biodiversity / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / Forages / ILRI / Kenya / Pastoralism / Vulnerability

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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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

Biodiversity / Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / Forages / ILRI / Kenya

Warmer temperatures, human settlements threaten Nakuru park

Warmer temperatures and drier weather conditions have significantly affected the composition of wildlife in Kenya’s Lake Nakuru National Park, situated in the heart of the Rift Valley, states a new study published on January 28, 2012. The Nakuru region has experienced perhaps one of the fastest warming rates in the region in the past half … 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