Livestock systems and environment

ILRI’s vision recognizes the central importance livestock play in the food, nutritional and income security of rural households in the developing world. The ILRI Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) research agenda seeks to:

  1. Provide accurate and relevant information about the impact of livestock on the environment
  2. place this impact in a context that gives adequate recognition to the important benefits of livestock, and
  3. Mitigate the impact of current and future environmental change on livestock production systems.

The outcome we hope for is the uptake of strategies for the sustainable intensification of livestock production by farmers, policy and other decision makers, across the varied contexts in which ILRI works. We recognize that these strategies must be viable in the face of future changes and that trade-offs amongst development objectives are inevitable. We argue that these trade-offs can be more strategically resolved with scientific evidence. LSE’s research takes an integrated systems approach to analysing the interactions among livestock systems and the environment at a range of scales, from global to local. A cornerstone of the program’s research is combining quantitative and modelling approaches with qualitative approaches, spanning the biophysical and social sciences...

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