drought

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'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

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

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Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Wiebke Förch
CCAFS Science Officer Policies and Institutions for Climate Resilient Food Systems

People working on drought

Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Wiebke Förch
CCAFS Science Officer Policies and Institutions for Climate Resilient Food Systems