pastoralism

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

Participatory work for ensuring equitable use of, and rights to, pastoral rangelands (photo credit: Fiona Flintan). This article is written by ILRI rangeland governance specialist Fiona Flintan, who also serves as a technical coordinator for the Rangelands Initiative of the International Land Coalition (ILC). ‘It is easy, too easy, for scientists and others to shy away … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Oct/2014

Using data from satellite imagery, insurers can assess the impact of drought on the vegetation that livestock need to survive. Could this be a lifeline for Kenyan farmers? Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

About 80% of Kenya’s land is arid or semi-arid lands (ASAL) with the main livelihoods being pastoral, agro-pastoral and subsistence agriculture. Farmers and herders in these areas, among the poorest in the country, suffer from a weak natural resource base in addition to weak institutions and infrastructure. In such cases droughts act as a covariate shock … Continue reading

IBLI, Sep/2014

This poster, prepared for the Tropentag 2014 conference, presents findings of a situation analysis of animal health and its implication on food safety in Kenya and Tanzania.

AgHealth, Sep/2014

Typical long-horned goats of Abergelle Amhara, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet). ‘Quantitative information on the importance of livestock systems in African drylands is scarce. A new study by Tim Robinson, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and Giulia Conchedda, of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), helps to redress this. The study … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

ILRI's Tim Robinson maps the changing demand for livestock products and associated changes in production that will be required to meet future demand in African drylands. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

A young ILRI field researcher describes a morning's trek across the Chalbi Desert to find a group of Gabra livestock herders, ground-truthing what it takes to work towards Sustainable Development Goals in the world's more remote areas. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Aug/2014

Two new papers on MERS (Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome) coronavirus and camels in Eastern Africa have been published in the science journal 'Emerging Infectious Diseases'; three of the authors are ILRI scientists. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Aug/2014

Wildlife populations are declining severely in many protected areas and unprotected pastoral areas of Africa, researchers from leading universities and international research institutes said. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Aug/2014

ILRI's Jo Cadilhon introduces a method being tried out in Senegal to measure the social impacts of dairy supply chain innovation in pastoralist societies.
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ILRI news blog, Jun/2014

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Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Lance W. Robinson
Environmental Governance and Resilience Specialist
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Racheal Mwaura
Project Management Specialist
Todd Andrew Crane
Climate Adaptation Scientist

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People working on pastoralism

Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Lance W. Robinson
Environmental Governance and Resilience Specialist
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Racheal Mwaura
Project Management Specialist
Todd Andrew Crane
Climate Adaptation Scientist