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

Increasing demands for meat and milk in developing countries and the associated production growth are driving the expansion of agriculture at the expense of environmental conservation and other land uses. While considerable attention has been directed at improving crop yields to alleviate the pressure on land, there has been far less attention on the implications … Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , May/2016
Mario Herrero, chief research scientist for Food Systems and the Environment at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), in Australia, and colleagues have published a paper in Nature Climate Change on Greenhouse gas mitigation potentials in the livestock sector. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Mar/2016
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, led by the University of Florida, is currently organizing a number of stakeholder consultation meetings to identify high-priority needs in the six countries it will cover (Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda). ILRI is a close partner in this new initiative and it helped organize the Ethiopia consultation meeting in Feb 2016. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Mar/2016
Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), will today (Friday, 4 Mar 2016) join global livestock industry leaders to discuss ‘Beef’s role in feeding the world’ at the International Livestock Congress (ILC), in Houston, USA. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Mar/2016
Inaugurating a day-long seminar on Public-Private-Producer-Partnership for small ruminant development in Odisha, Sethi said consultations with experts, policy analysts and the cross-section of stakeholders including farmers are on to finalise the Odisha Small Animal Development Policy. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Feb/2016
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

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Adan Abdi
Field Coordinator
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
Nicholas Musyoki Ngwili
Research Assistant
Nils Teufel
Agricultural Economist
Paul Maina Mwangi
Field Coordinator

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People working on livestock systems

Adan Abdi
Field Coordinator
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
Nicholas Musyoki Ngwili
Research Assistant

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