environment

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on environment. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to environment. See ILRI research on other subjects

The following joint communiqué of the Livestock Global Alliance was released in Paris today, 26 May 2016) at a side media event at the General Assembly of the World Organisation for Animal Health. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, May/2016
On 3–4 May 2016, policymakers from climate change departments of Kenya and Uganda met with scientists from CCAFS and ILRI for discussions on development of regional greenhouse gas inventories. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, May/2016
Analysis published in Nature Climate Change estimates that livestock could account for up to half of the mitigation potential of the global agricultural, forestry and land-use sectors, which are the second largest source of emissions globally, after the energy sector. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, May/2016
Diseases transmitted between animals and people—which cause 60% of all human infectious diseases—are a 'frontier issue' at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA2), being held this week and next at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, May/2016
Increasing demands for meat and milk in developing countries and the associated production growth are driving the expansion of agriculture at the expense of environmental conservation and other land uses. While considerable attention has been directed at improving crop yields to alleviate the pressure on land, there has been far less attention on the implications … Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , May/2016
The authors examine by means of a meta-analysis the argument that small-scale, mixed crop-livestock farming, a common livelihood among poor rural peoples, leads to environmentally sustainable agricultural practices. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, May/2016
This paper reviews existing methods for assessing livestock water resource use, recognizing that water plays a vital role in global food supply and that livestock production systems consumes a large amount of the available water resources. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , May/2016
In the lead up to the 2016 Science Forum, steering committee members and invited speakers answered a few questions related to the Forum’s focus on agricultural research pathways to inclusive rural development. Below are excerpts of their responses. You'll find all the responses on the SF2016 blog site. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Apr/2016
Humans and lions can coexist through the creation of community conservancies—privately protected areas that engage local people in conservation and ecotourism. These conservancies can help stem the unrelenting loss of lions, whose population has been in decline across Africa, and pose a viable solution to an old problem. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Mar/2016
Mario Herrero, chief research scientist for Food Systems and the Environment at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), in Australia, and colleagues have published a paper in Nature Climate Change on Greenhouse gas mitigation potentials in the livestock sector. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Mar/2016

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David Pelster
Research Scientist
Enoch Mobisa Ontiri
Research Technician II
Josephat Otieno
Environment Occupational Health & Safety Officer
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist
Lance W. Robinson
Environmental Governance and Resilience Specialist
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis
Zelalem Lema Moti
Research Officer I Innovation in Agricultural System to Enhance Rainwater Management

People working on environment

David Pelster
Research Scientist
Enoch Mobisa Ontiri
Research Technician II
Josephat Otieno
Environment Occupational Health & Safety Officer
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist
Lance W. Robinson
Environmental Governance and Resilience Specialist
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis
Zelalem Lema Moti
Research Officer I Innovation in Agricultural System to Enhance Rainwater Management