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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

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

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CGIAR and partner collaboration: ‘We’re all singing the same song’

Documentation of best practices on fodder production in Wajir for KRDP1 project on Enhanced Community Resilience to Drought in ASALs, 10-13 March 2014 (photo credit: ILRI/Dorine Odongo).


Connecting climate action and peace building in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands



ILRI and ICAR 2023 annual review of progress of collaborative projects

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Dengue and chikungunya outbreaks in Burkina Faso: An opportunity to strengthen One Health institutions

PhD students Demissie Dawana (left) and Tegegn Fantahun (far right) from the Mazingira Centre spent time with Loyapin Bondé (center) to demonstrate and explain how the biodigester is an effective tool to reduce manure emissions and transform manure into fertilizer. Photo courtesy of Loyapin Bondé


Enhancing West African greenhouse gas research through expert exchange visits at ILRI's Mazingira Centre

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ILRI's interdisciplinary livestock insights at SAADC 2023

CGIAR Science Day 2023


CGIAR Science Day in Vietnam showcases research and innovations for food security

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