Eritrea

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Typical long-horned goats of Abergelle Amhara, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet). ‘Quantitative information on the importance of livestock systems in African drylands is scarce. A new study by Tim Robinson, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and Giulia Conchedda, of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), helps to redress this. The study … Continue reading

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ILRI's Tim Robinson maps the changing demand for livestock products and associated changes in production that will be required to meet future demand in African drylands. Continue reading

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Football legend Raul Gonzalez, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), learns while speaking to goat herders in Chad that protecting people's livestock is essential for preventing them from falling into the danger zone during the current food crisis. Livestock will also be essential, the people say, for helping them to recover from the crisis afterwards. Chad is one of eight West African countries being hit hard by drought in the Sahel, a belt of semi-arid land ...

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Simon Levine says in an opinion piece in the New Agriculturist this month that the current...

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Mark Malloch-Brown is in good, and candid, form in an opinion piece in Reuters published yesterday. '. . . [T]he first big change is what has not happened. Most of Ethiopia and for that matter Kenya have escaped the famine not just because they were beyond the strict epicenter of the drought itself but because a long investment in...

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Village scene in Gash-Barka, a region of Eritrea considered a breadbasket and with some 3.5 million head of livestock. Scientist Chris Funk, who is part of a Climate Hazard Group at the University of California at Santa Barbara and also works with the Famine Early Warning Systems Ne...

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Return to traditional agricultural approaches—William G Mosley
A recent op-ed in the Washington Post, on the topic of the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, argues that 'while reactions of grave concern over this unfolding tragedy are natural, its causes are not. . . . The semi-arid Horn of Africa and the entire Sahelian region—running just south of the Sahara Desert across the continent—have long experienced erratic rainfall. While climate change may be exacerbating rainfall variability, traditional livelihoods in the region are adaptable to deal with situations when rainfall is not dependable.

The dominant livelihood in the Horn of Africa has long been herding. Traditionally, her...

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Food insecurity remains at emergency levels across parts of the Horn of Africa, famine has been declared in two regions of Southern Somalia. Humanitarian organizations are struggling to cope with the influx of Somali refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya. Malnutrition and mortality rate...

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Brian Perry, a former scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and a continuing collaborator with ILRI, now a visiting Professor at the University of Oxford, writes a column, 'Our Man in Africa',  for the Dick Vet News, of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Perry's column in the current, Spring 2010, issue of the magazine ponders whether the eradication of the livestock scourge rinderpest in 2010 is 'a role model or a lucky break'.

He comes down on the side of 'lucky break', although citing it as a tremendous achievement of many decades work.

Perry begins his article with the (fascinating) h...

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Exporters of live animals to Mauritius are preparing to resume the business following the recent rainfall that has improved pasture in Coast province.

The growing demand for live Kenyan animals in Mauritius was interrupted by the recent drought that affected many parts in the country, leading traders to suspend exports since they could not get the animals of the required weight.

“With the current rainfall in many parts of the province, there is sufficient pasture and we are optimistic that the animals will attain the required weight for export,” Mohammed Mursal of Global Livestock Traders said.

Read more (Business Daily - Kenya)

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