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

A new manual on manure management aimed at helping extension workers to more effectively disseminate knowledge to livestock farmers is now available. Continue reading

Livestock system and environment , Jan/2016

A few of the top livestock slide presentations made by ILRI staff in 2015 Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2016

Did you miss this call for a US national food policy by Mark Bittman, New York Times columnist and lead food writer; Michael Pollan, leading food, food systems and food science author; Ricardo Salvador, director of food and environment at the Union of Concerned Scientists; and Olivier de Schutter, former UN special rapporteur on the right to food. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2016

This was the ‘Year of Meat’, when animal flesh became the poster child for health and environmental 'bads'. As the role of over-consuming meat in greenhouse gas emissions, obesity and cancer took centre stage, even iron man Arnold Schwarzenegger, speaking at the United Nations COP21 climate change conference in Paris this Dec, climbed the bandwagon to advocate eating less meat. Below are summaries of two of the more balanced articles (evidence-based and not unreasonably optimistic about human enterprise and ingenuity) that appeared this year about our love-hate relationship with meat. Continue reading ...

ILRI clippings, Dec/2015

Cattle and figures, Laas Geel cave complex, Somaliland, Somalia. This opinion piece is written by Alain Vidal, director of strategic partnerships at CGIAR. Our global food production system—which includes, in addition to crop farming, raising livestock and deforesting lands to grow livestock feed and other crops—is responsible for about a quarter of the greenhouse gases produced … Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Dec/2015

In the days leading up to the start of the climate change talks in Paris (COP21) this week (30 Nov–11 Dec 2015), we at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have been busy responding to recent articles in the press advocating that ‘the world’ eat less meat to reduce greenhouse gases and other livestock ‘bads’. … Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Nov/2015

A new study that analysed changes associated with direct and indirect use of freshwater and land for meat and milk production in Kenya over a 20-year period has established that the demand for water and land for meat and milk production is mainly determined by the total numbers, feed conversion efficiency and diet composition of livestock. Continue reading

Livestock system and environment , Sep/2015

In a series of workshops, industry stakeholders in Tanzania recently gathered to map the location of dairy farming systems, prominent farms, dairy industry infrastructure and natural resources. Stakeholders then worked through scenarios of how the industry could develop over a 10 year time horizon – mapping the associated changes. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2015

Written by Fiona Flintan, Rangelands Governance Scientist, ILRI On Monday 20 July 2015, in a meeting organised by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) together with other partners in the livestock sector in Tanzania, President Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete launched the Tanzania’s Livestock Modernization Initiative (TLMI). The Initiative had been prepared during an intensive week-long … Continue reading http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=livestocksystems.ilri.org&blog=57362207&p......

Livestock system and environment , Aug/2015

On 28 May 2014, Brian Perry, a former program leader at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and a well-known analyst of livestock-for-development issues, engaged four senior scientists from ILRI's Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) program in a 'hard talk' interview on the role, relevance and impacts of ILRI’s research in livestock systems and the environment. Continue reading

Livestock system and environment , Jun/2015

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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
Mats Lannerstad
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
Environmental Governance and Resilience Specialist
Mats Lannerstad
Senior Scientist
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis

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