livestock systems

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The Livestock and Manure Management project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Wageningen University & Research Centre (Wageningen UR) invite you to join a series of three webinars—on Wednesdays, 3, 17 and 24 Feb 2016—on 'Manure: a valuable resource'. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2016

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

Co-management is now a significant feature of the current institutional arrangements in Kenya's northern rangelands and it is influencing economic benefits for communities living there. Continue reading

Livestock system and environment , 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

A recent perspective piece published in Nature Climate Change by researchers Philip Thornton and Mario Herrero suggests that we still know very little about how climate change will impact these mixed farms and especially the interactions between crops and livestock. This is alarming as mixed farming systems form the backbone of smallholder production in developing countries,producing over 90% of the world’s milk supply and 80% of the meat from ruminants. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2015

A recently unveiled Tanzania Livestock Modernization Initiative (TLMI) is expected to contribute to the improvement of the livelihoods of smallholder livestock farmers in the country and increase their contribution to national food security.
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ILRI clippings, 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

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

There's been an interesting debate published in the Wall Street Journal this week on whether feedlot beef is bad for the environment. Robert Martin, director of the Food System Policy Program at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, says the pollution spreads for miles. Jude Capper, a livestock sustainability expert based in Britain, says the beef industry keeps things safe Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jul/2015

What follows are the key findings and conclusions of the workshop above, which was co-organized by the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture, (FOAG), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2015

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Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
Alan Duncan
Principal Livestock Scientist
Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist
Iain Wright
Deputy Director General – Integrated Science
Mats Lannerstad
Senior Scientist
Nicholas Musyoki Ngwili
Research Assistant
Nils Teufel
Agricultural Economist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis

People working on livestock systems

Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
Alan Duncan
Principal Livestock Scientist
Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist
Iain Wright
Deputy Director General – Integrated Science
Mats Lannerstad
Senior Scientist
Nicholas Musyoki Ngwili
Research Assistant

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