livestock-water

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on livestock-water. 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-water. See ILRI research on other subjects

This paper reviews existing methods for assessing livestock water resource use, recognizing that water plays a vital role in global food supply and that livestock production systems consumes a large amount of the available water resources. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , May/2016
Brad Ridoutt, a principal research scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency and an international leader in the field of life cycle assessment, which he applies to agricultural production, food systems and sustainable healthy diets, has an interesting comment on livestock water 'hoofprints' which makes up part of a longer article of his, An update on water footprints, posted on Tara Garnett's Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) site on 7 Feb 2016. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Feb/2016
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
The Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) in Ethiopia distilled insights, findings and experiences into eight key messages which, taken together, contribute to new water and land management paradigm that enables poor smallholder farmers improve their food security, livelihoods and incomes while conserving the natural resource base. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jul/2014
The eighth key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'improve markets, value chains and multi-stakeholder processes to enhance benefits and sustainability of interventions'.
NBDC, May/2014
The sixth key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'integrate multiple rainwater management interventions at watershed and basin scales to benefit rainwater management programs.' The NBDC took a landscape approach that integrated multiple rainwater management strategies affecting diverse users.
NBDC, May/2014
When Sasakawa-Global 2000 and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) provided training and loans to a group of farmers in the Awash Valley, Ethiopia, little did they anticipate what such resources in the hands of hard working, poor, small scale farmers could yield. The farmers in the Awash River Basin were trapped in poverty, earning … Continue reading →
Sustainable Livestock Digest, May/2014
A sourcebook from the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, entitled ‘Addressing Water, Food and Poverty Problems Together—Methods, Tools and Lessons’ presents more than 50 articles on how to improve ecological and social resilience. One of the articles looks at 'A gendered sustainable livelihood framework to assess livestock water productivity'. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Apr/2014
A new sourcebook from the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, entitled ‘Addressing Water, Food and Poverty Problems Together—Methods, Tools and Lessons’ presents more than 50 articles on how to improve ecological and social resilience. One of the articles looks at 'strategies for increasing Livestock Water Productivity in the Blue Nile Basin'.
NBDC, Apr/2014
The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) just published a summary of land and water research, lessons and outcomes generated by the Nile Basin Development Challenge in Ethiopia. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

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Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis

People working on livestock-water

Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis