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Established in 2010, the International Land Coalition (ILC) Rangelands Initiative facilitates learning between, and provides technical support to government and other actors working to make rangelands more tenure secure. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Jun/2016
Vincent Ngari and Richard Githaiga of the Departments of Livestock and Agriculture, while making presentations during the Technical Workshop on Agriculture Index Insurance at the College of Insurance, Nairobi, on Friday, advised farmers to take up the new Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme (KLIP). Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jun/2016
'The index-based insurance program is run by the Kenya-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and funded by the British, U.S. and Australian governments and the European Union. The donors subsidize the cover to make it affordable for pastoralists. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Apr/2016
Exactly four days following Easter Sunday this year, the ‘long rains’ arrived in Nairobi, watering the earth, flooding the streets, pounding the rooftops. All night that night, and all night the following nights, the kusi monsoon, blowing inland from across the Indian Ocean, has delivered the beating rain. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Apr/2016
'Estimates of the number of people affected by drought [in Ethiopia] doubled between June and October in 2015 to 8.2m, and are now pushing beyond 10m (of a population of about 100m). . . . Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Feb/2016
'The potential of extensive livestock systems in African drylands is a topic buzzing in and around the United Nations climate change conference in Paris—COP21. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2015
Oromia Insurance Company (OIC), the lone index based insurer of livestock in the country, has launched a new scheme that will entail paying compensation for livestock ahead of the drought season instead of after, as it was originally done. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Aug/2015
Fred Segor, principal secretary in Kenya's State Department of Livestock in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and member of the board of trustees of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which is based in Kenya, recently announced that a large government-sponsored livestock insurance scheme would begin being implemented this October in Wajir, Turkana and Marsabit at a cost of Kshs80.9 million (about USD800,000). Segor said the cover would be escalated to cover 14 of Kenya's northern counties, targeting 5,000 households in the short term, to help them cope with recurring drought. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Aug/2015
Governments and non-governmental organizations seeking to improve the well-being of herders in the arid and semi-arid rangelands of East Africa and the Greater Horn of Africa often receive contradictory recommendations on how to address land degradation through changing grazing management. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Jul/2015
With the growing focus on resilience programming among donors and implementers, resilience measurement is potentially a powerful tool for targeting and evaluating interventions. But who are the non-resilient? Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , May/2015


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People working on drought

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