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

Africa RISING in Ethiopia has started to work with partners and farmers to identify and work on model watersheds in three of its research sites: Lemo, Basona and Abraha Atsbaha, and Maichew. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

An initiative by the Bio-resources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa (Bio-Innovate) Program is helping Uganda's Kampala city abattoir generate power from biogas to meet its energy needs while conserving the environment. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Feb/2015

In case you missed it, here is the gist of a keynote presentation on 'one-health' made by Jimmy Smith, the director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), at the 5th biennial conference of the International Association for Ecology & Health, held in Montreal, Canada, 11−15 Aug 2014. Smith's presentation was titled: 'Healthy people, animals and ecosystems for global food and nutritional security'. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

This paper ponders the importance of the missing link between high transaction costs and the lack of institutional and organizational services to farmers for risk reduction and incentive creation. It further proposes an analytic framework that explicitly integrates the economics of natural resource management into institutional and organizational analysis.

NBDC, Oct/2014

This article focuses on a research-for-development project in the Ethiopian highlands which established three Innovation Platforms (IPs) for improved natural resource management. Relatively little is known about how IPs operate in practice, particularly how power dynamics influence platform processes.

NBDC, Oct/2014

Some years ago, a local Innovation Platform (IP) was established In Fogera in Ethiopia to bring different stakeholders together for knowledge sharing, joint planning and implementation of development intervention. The stakeholders chose to work on free grazing as a key NRM challenge and fodder development as a promising intervention to tackle the problem of land degradation and animal feed shortage in the area. This article describes some of the challenges and successes encountered in supporting this process.

NBDC, Aug/2014

The topic of this year's Tropentag International Conference, being held in Prague, Czech Republic, and which opened today, is 'Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources'. Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), gave a keynote presentation at the opening titled The interplay of knowledge and natural resources: Health, wealth and environmental benefits of livestock. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Sep/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute in collaboration with CGIAR and national partners, and as part of the Humidtropics CGIAR Research Program, has released ‘A situational analysis of agricultural production and marketing and natural resources management systems in northwest Vietnam,' to l guide future activities of the Humidtropics program. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Sep/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute recently published a ‘situational analysis of agricultural production and marketing, and natural resources management systems in northwest Vietnam’ for the Humidtropics CGIAR research program. It is a starting point for the program’s work in one of the four geographical ‘Action Area Flagships’ where innovations are tested to meet the challenges of stakeholders. It paints a comprehensive and broad picture of the current systems that are key to tackling the problems faced in the target field sites. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

Future food security will be achieved by exploiting the power of ‘new biosciences’. The new biosciences include genomics (the study of the structure, function, evolution and mapping of all the heritable traits of an organism), immunology and vaccinology (the science or methodology of vaccine bio-informatics. But without marrying the power of these new biosciences tools … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Jul/2014

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Emmanuel Mwau M.
Research Assistant
Jason Sircely
Ecosystem Ecologist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis
Wiebke Förch
CCAFS Science Officer Policies and Institutions for Climate Resilient Food Systems
Zelalem Lema Moti
Research Officer I Innovation in Agricultural System to Enhance Rainwater Management

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People working on NRM

Emmanuel Mwau M.
Research Assistant
Jason Sircely
Ecosystem Ecologist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis
Wiebke Förch
CCAFS Science Officer Policies and Institutions for Climate Resilient Food Systems
Zelalem Lema Moti
Research Officer I Innovation in Agricultural System to Enhance Rainwater Management