Skip to main content
Climate adaptation and mitigation

Improving small-scale producers’
resilience and reducing greenhouse
gas emissions from food systems.

Climate adaptation and mitigation

ILRI research contributes to the CGIAR impact area on Climate Adaptation and Mitigation. 

Climate change poses major risks for food production, livelihoods and nutrition through high temperatures, erratic rainfall, drought, flooding, and sea level rise. On the flip side, agriculture and food systems produce almost a third of global greenhouse gas emissions—yet they could be a global carbon sink. Supporting vulnerable small-scale producers to adapt to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agrifood value chains are essential for sustaining food systems and ensuring food and nutrition security.


Climate adaptation and mitigation research initiatives


Harnessing Gender and Social Equality for Resilience in Agrifood Systems


Livestock, Climate and System Resilience


Mitigate+: Research for Low-Emission Food Systems

Farmer on the field

Ukama Ustawi: Diversification for Resilient Agribusiness Ecosystems in East and Southern Africa

You may also like

Photo: the panelists discussing investable livestock solutions (credit: Fenja Tramsen/ ILRI)


Bridging the gap between innovators and investors at Africa Climate Week

Photo: Mwanahamisi Singano (left) and George Wamukoya (right) discussing the importance of intersectionality in social protection initiatives. Credit: Fenja Tramsen/ ILRI


Developing intersectional social protection and adaptive social nets in a changing climate

A pre-season focus group discussion conducted with lead farmers in Sagara Village, Kongwa District, in early November, 2022 (photo credit:ILRI/Kanuti V. Tembo).


Smallholder farmers in Kongwa District, Tanzania, use the iSAT advisory tool to better manage climate risks

Appolinaire Djikeng presenting to ILRI staff


ILRI’s first in-person town hall since COVID showcases new technology, publications and staff

Around the venue at Africa Climate Summit. Photo credit: UNFCCC/Lucia Vasquez-2


The impact of climate change on health and livelihoods of farming communities in Africa: A complex and integrated challenge

The team supporting Kapiti Research Station and Wildlife Conservancy at the farewell reception for Bruce Scott and Titus Njonjo who have retired from Kapiti Board of Trustees.

ILRI bids farewell to Bruce and Titus

Unveiling Nature's Minuscule Wonders: With keen eyes and unwavering curiosity, this group of three showcases the incredible diversity of insects thriving within the enchanting Kapiti Plains.

Taking stock of wildlife populations at Kapiti Wildlife Conservancy

Related Publications

ILRI publication cover

Community conversations in participatory rangeland management in Baringo County, Kenya

  • Bullock, Renee
  • Miriti, Philip
ILRI publication cover

Greenhouse gas emissions from sheep excreta deposited onto tropical pastures in Kenya

  • Zhu, Yuhao
  • Butterbach-Bahl, Klaus
  • Merbold, Lutz
  • Oduor, Collins
  • Gakige, Jesse K.
  • Mwangi, Paul
  • Leitner, Sonja
ILRI publication cover

Fostering social inclusion and resilience by integrating index-based livestock insurance into financial graduation programs

  • Shikuku, Kelvin Mashisia

Do government knowledge production and use systems matter for global climate change adaptation tracking? Insights from Eastern Africa

  • Njuguna, Lucy
  • Biesbroek, R
  • Crane, Todd A.
  • Dewulf, Art
  • Tamas, P.

Adapting climate-smart breeding practices for small ruminants in pastoral communities of Kenya

  • Ojango, Julie M.K.
  • Oyieng, Edwin
  • Gitau, Jennifer
  • Ndiwa, Nicholas N.
  • Gachora, J.
  • Muigai, A.W.T.
ILRI publication cover

Editorial: Greenhouse gas measurements in underrepresented areas of the world

  • Pérez Quezada, J.F.
  • Meijide, A.
  • Leitner, Sonja