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 opinion piece, by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), was first published in The Guardian on 16 Aug 2016, in response to an opinion piece published by environmental reporter George Monbiot in the same paper on 9 Aug 2016 (I've converted to veganism to reduce my impact on the living world). Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Aug/2016
Drylands restoration is one key way of improving the productivity of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. A poster released by scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), illustrates just some of the future research funded by the European Commission and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Aug/2016
Many approaches to the restoration of degraded drylands have been successful in Ethiopia. However, despite these and other success stories, scaling-up land restoration approaches (or ‘options’) often proves challenging. Options which have been successful in one area may fail in others. There is little information on areas where a successful option could succeed, versus where the same option may fail. Consequently, it is often challenging to scale out even the most successful land restoration approaches. Continue reading →https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=livestocksystems.ilri...
Livestock system and environment , Jul/2016
In this paper, the authors provide a generic framework for evaluating and prioritizing potential interventions comprising the mapping of recommendation domains, assessing adoption potential and estimating impacts. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jun/2016
Greenhouse gases emitted by Kenyan cattle excreta are found to be much lower than estimates derived from models in industrialized countries. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jun/2016
A new study carried out by scientists at the ILRI’s mazingira centre measured GHG emissions from livestock waste in Kenya. A recently published paper reveals that GHG emission factors recorded from the African livestock waste are at least ten times lower than calculations based on the simplest level of IPCC methods and data, Tier 1. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Jun/2016
A new resolution on ‘Combating desertification, land degradation and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands’ was presented and adopted at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) held 23–27 May 2016 at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jun/2016
The following opinion piece by World Bank livestock advisor François Le Gall was published last week on the launch of an advocacy brief by an alliance of leading organizations in global livestock issues. Chaired by Le Gall, the Livestock Global Alliance aims to bring the often overlooked livestock sector to the forefront of solutions to global development challenges such as food security, health, economic growth and climate change. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jun/2016
ILRI veterinary epidemiologist Delia Grace presented on zoonotic and emerging infectious diseases during a Science-Policy Forum that preceded the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2).
AgHealth, May/2016
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

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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
Senior Scientist
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
Senior Scientist
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