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

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

Livestock matters a great deal in developing countries, playing an increasingly important role in food security and economic development. In fact, the livestock subsector is growing faster than all other agriculture sectors in developing countries worldwide. And importantly in the International Year of Family Farming, the bulk of that livestock production is occurring on small family farms. Livestock farming offers unique features to support local livelihoods and economies, especially for women. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

There were 2,621,514 goats in the United States as of 2012, the year of the most recent USDA Agricultural Census. If America's goats were their own state, its population would be larger than that of Wyoming, Vermont, D.C. and North Dakota — combined. This is what all those goats look like on a map. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2015

Agricultural management can do only so much to increase the resilience, diversification and risk management of the developing world's livestock-keeping communities. Their successful adaptation to climate change depends heavily also on their being supported by enabling policy and other environments. What that in turn depends on is reliable evidence of just how big a difference livestock adaptations can make to household incomes and food security provided in timely ways and appropriate formats. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Dec/2014

The human need for food will eventually come to be met in the developing world, but the human appetite for diets that are rich in fish, meat and animal products may be more difficult to satisfy. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Dec/2014

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

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People working on livestock systems

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