livestock systems

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

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

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

A newly-published article based on sustainable intensification in drylands says agricultural intensity and vulnerability should be understood as distinct characteristics and that some forms of intensification can increase vulnerability and are unsustainable. Continue reading

Livestock system and environment , Apr/2015

A global assessment of livestock manure policies was performed din 34 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, followed by an in-depth assessment of manure management practices in Argentina, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Malawi and Vietnam. This global assessment provided not only insights on manure management and the barriers for improvement. Continue reading

Livestock system and environment , Apr/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

Access to a reliable dairy market and good market prices of milk has transformed the lives of dairy farmers in Kahama District in Tanzania’s Lake zone of Shinyanga. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, May/2015

Use of biogas in the Iringa region of Tanzania is helping to address poverty and reduce dependency of forests in an initiative promoting the biological diversity, ecological functions and sustainable use of natural resources in the Eastern Arc Mountains.
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ILRI clippings, Apr/2015

Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), gave one of three keynote presentations at the recent Agricultural Research Congress, held in Karnal, India, at the National Dairy Research Institute, from 3 to 6 Feb 2015. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Feb/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
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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