Biodiversity / Climate Change / Drought / DRYLANDSCRP / ILRI / Kenya / Pastoralism / Tanzania / Vulnerability / Wildlife

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

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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

Africa / Climate Change / Crop-Livestock / CRPs / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Intensification / Kenya / Livestock / Vulnerability / West Africa

ILRI-PLE scientists embrace change, communication

Communicate, Change! That is the new mantra of the People, Livestock and Environment (PLE) team at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). During a one and a half days brainstorming retreat in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the thirty-strong  team from Eastern and West Africa and India, appreciated that more communication was necessary both within PLE and … Continue reading

Biodiversity / CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Vulnerability

Mitigating climate change is a team effort – Mututho

There is need to join hands to understand, prevent (where possible) and mitigate the effects of climate change. This was said by the chairman of Kenya’s Parliamentary Committee for Agriculture, Hon. John Mututho when he launched the Climate Change Journalist of the Year Award in Nairobi. Noting that journalists shape our environment through continuous good … Continue reading

CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / Pastoralism

Kenya VP praises economic value of livestock, urges more research

Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has challenged stakeholders in the livestock sector to join hands and channel more resources on research with a view to helping improve the sector in the country. “I challenge our animal scientists, breeders, industrialists, livestock farmers, and entrepreneurs to commit more time and money to breeding in order to increase our … Continue reading

Biodiversity / CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / Pastoralism

Landsberg joins PLE

Florence Landsberg joined the PLE team as a visiting scientist in January. She is supporting the team in Nairobi on the Development of Prototype Tools to Support Resource Mapping, Land Use Development and Planning in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands. The project aims to produce learning materials for college and high school students to help them appreciate … Continue reading