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

Drylands restoration is one key way of improving the productivity of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. A poster released by scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), illustrates just some of the future research funded by the European Commission and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Aug/2016
A great new book, 'The End of Desertification? Disputing Environmental Change in the Drylands', edited by Roy Behnke and Mike Mortimore, has 20 top quality chapters from all over the world, documenting why the term desertification has passed its sell-by date, if it ever had one at all. It is an impressive and timely synthesis. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jul/2016
Improving the value of livestock and its productivity through better animal disease surveillance and improved healthcare for animals is one of the key goals of the Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Jul/2016
Many approaches to the restoration of degraded drylands have been successful in Ethiopia. However, despite these and other success stories, scaling-up land restoration approaches (or ‘options’) often proves challenging. Options which have been successful in one area may fail in others. There is little information on areas where a successful option could succeed, versus where the same option may fail. Consequently, it is often challenging to scale out even the most successful land restoration approaches. Continue reading →https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=livestocksystems.ilri...
Livestock system and environment , Jul/2016
As a BASIS beneficiary, the Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) transition from an asset replacement to an asset protection contract has been featured as a case study in a recent BASIS brief. Continue reading →
IBLI, Jun/2016
Established in 2010, the International Land Coalition (ILC) Rangelands Initiative facilitates learning between, and provides technical support to government and other actors working to make rangelands more tenure secure. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Jun/2016
Vincent Ngari and Richard Githaiga of the Departments of Livestock and Agriculture, while making presentations during the Technical Workshop on Agriculture Index Insurance at the College of Insurance, Nairobi, on Friday, advised farmers to take up the new Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme (KLIP). Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jun/2016
Originally posted on ILRI news: Ethiopia’s Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shiferaw Teklemariam, speaks at UNEA-2 (photo credit: ILRI/Dorine Odongo). Written by Dorine Odongo, communications and knowledge management specialist for ILRI’s Livestock and Environment Program. A new  resolution on Combating desertification, land degradation and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands was presented and…
Livestock system and environment , Jun/2016
A new resolution on ‘Combating desertification, land degradation and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands’ was presented and adopted at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) held 23–27 May 2016 at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jun/2016
The following opinion piece by World Bank livestock advisor François Le Gall was published last week on the launch of an advocacy brief by an alliance of leading organizations in global livestock issues. Chaired by Le Gall, the Livestock Global Alliance aims to bring the often overlooked livestock sector to the forefront of solutions to global development challenges such as food security, health, economic growth and climate change. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jun/2016

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Project Management Specialist
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People working on pastoralism

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