drought

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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

The International Land Coalition’s biennial Global Land Forum (GLF) took place in Dakar, Senegal on 12-14 May 2015. At the meeting, the ILC Global Rangelands Initiative, which is coordinated and technically supported ILRI and RECONCILE, discussed ways of making rangelands more secure. Continue reading

Livestock system and environment , May/2015

Natural resources and environmental management significantly affects pastoralists and other livestock keepers who live in drylands that cut across ecosystems. In such systems, wildlife and livestock move in and out of parks and community-protected areas with upstream-downstream effects along watersheds. How to incorporate these realities in an ecosystem management approach at a large scale is complex and not well understood because it … Continue reading http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=livestocksystems.ilri.org&blog=57362207&p..." width="1" hei...

Livestock system and environment , Mar/2015

One of the focus areas of the Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) through the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems is on adaptation and resilience. Here, the objective is to build capacity for adaptation to environmental change and resilient development processes among farmers and livestock keepers. Over … Continue reading

Livestock system and environment , May/2015

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an an eight-country trade bloc in Africa including governments from the Horn of Africa, the Nile Valley and the African Great Lakes region and with headquarters in Djibouti City, signed a memorandum of understanding last Friday (27 Mar 2015) with the International livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2015

Iddo Dror prepared this case study with case writer Shreya Maheshwari and IBLI team leader Andrew Mude as the basis for class discussion rather than to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of an administrative situation. This case was prepared in collaboration with the IBLI team and benefited from useful insights by a range of partners and collaborators of the IBLI program. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

The World Bank has proved an additional credit of $US75 million to improve the livelihoods and resilience of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa. The funds will help to strengthen the organizational capacity of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Oct/2014

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Katharine Downie
Senior Scientist and Coordinator, Technical Consortium
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Wiebke Förch
CCAFS Science Officer Policies and Institutions for Climate Resilient Food Systems

People working on drought

Katharine Downie
Senior Scientist and Coordinator, Technical Consortium
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Wiebke Förch
CCAFS Science Officer Policies and Institutions for Climate Resilient Food Systems