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Morris Agaba's newest passion is the molecular genetics of the giraffe, specifically the genes responsible for the animal's impossibly long neck and legs—and the highly adaptive cardiovascular system this animal has evolved to manage its formidable biological obstacles. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, May/2016
Humans and lions can coexist through the creation of community conservancies—privately protected areas that engage local people in conservation and ecotourism. These conservancies can help stem the unrelenting loss of lions, whose population has been in decline across Africa, and pose a viable solution to an old problem. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Mar/2016
'Africa could be on the brink of an agricultural revolution. Political commitment to the sector is thankfully gaining momentum as an effective route to bring African populations out of hunger and poverty. But there is also talk that the region’s potential croplands should feed the rest of the world as well, in addition to providing vast quantities of biofuels. However, a new scientific paper released this week suggests African countries should cast global requests aside and instead focus on staple crop production to feed the continent first.' Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Mar/2015
ILRI wishes all its partners, investors, friends, colleagues and former staff a Very Happy Valentine's Day. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Feb/2015
An interesting and comprehensive paper, Dynamics and resilience of rangelands and pastoral peoples around the globe, was recently published in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 39: 217-242 (Oct 2014), DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-020713-163329. The lead author of the paper is Robin Reid, an ecologist and rangelands expert formerly with ILRI, in Nairobi, Kenya, and now director of the Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colorado. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jan/2015
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
A recent study has found that wildlife are an important source of tick-borne diseases of livestock, with 70% of emerging pathogens originating from wildlife. The study found evidence of previously unknown parasite genotypes that may be infective to both small ruminants and equids (horses). Climate change could fuel the spread of such pathogens through the spread of their tick vector further impacting livestock production. Continue reading →
ILRI BioSciences, Jun/2014
On 25 September, ILRI director general Jimmy Smith delivered an opening address on ‘Improving environmental sustainability of livestock systems in the developing world’ at the ‘Agri4D annual conference on agricultural research for development’ held in Uppsala, Sweden.   Read / view the opening keynote presentation made by ILRI’s director general Jimmy Smith at the International Grasslands [...]
ILRI news blog,
Wildlife conservancies will today come under scrutiny in a workshop to discuss wildlife tourism as a response to climate change. The workshop is organized under the auspices of the Enabling livestock based economies in Kenya to adapt to climate change: A Review of payment for ecosystem services from wildlife tourism as a climate change adaptation option. It will examine through an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) the viability of emerging conservancies within and around the...
Sustainable Livestock Digest,
Online technology to empower students as Virtual kenya launched Kenyan students will now be able to see their country virtually by “flying” over their districts, learning about other parts of the country and using computers in their day to day activities. This is due to launch of a new internet learning tool dubbed Virtual Kenya, created by ILRI and several of its partners. Launched June 22nd 2011 by Kenya’s Assistant Minister for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030, Mr Peter Kenneth, the tool will initially reach nearly half a million students in 2000 schools. They will be provided with free maps both online and offline to facilitate learning geography at all levels from upper primary to university. Speaking at the launch, the Minister said the project ha...
Sustainable Livestock Digest,