environment

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on environment. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to environment. See ILRI research on other subjects

‘Mazingira’ is the Swahili word for ‘environment’. The Mazingira Centre is an environmental research and educational facility established by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi. Research at the Mazingira Centre focuses on understanding and managing the environmental footprint of livestock systems without hampering productivity. Read more here Continue reading →
Mazingira, Feb/2017
In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on ex-ante environment impact assessment work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief introduces the justification for this work and the different streams of work to develop and test tools to assess the environmental impacts of livestock and fish production in developing countries. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Feb/2017
In 2015–2016, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners revealed extraordinary findings that the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cattle in Kenya maybe up to 10 times lower than previous estimates, clearly making the case for improving Africa-specific understanding of GHG emissions to develop better-targeted climate change mitigation and adaption strategies. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Feb/2017
At the Global Landscapes Initiative in the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, our research focuses on increasing global food security while reducing harmful impacts from agriculture to Earth’s natural resources. We have found that one key strategy to combating food insecurity—lack of access to nutritious foods—is increasing food production on small farms. There are tremendous opportunities to increase yields throughout South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. . . . Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jan/2017
In this blog, one of the many researchers hosted by the Mazingira Centre under its objective of capacity development, Shade Akinsete from the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, shares her experience as a Postdoctoral fellow (funded via Climate Impacts Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement – CIRCLE – program) - at the Centre. Continue reading →
Mazingira, Jan/2017
Take a look below at the top ten viewed articles published in 2016 on the ILRI Clippings blog. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jan/2017
Take a look below at the top ten viewed articles published in 2016 on the ILRI News blog. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jan/2017
Nathanael Johnson, a talented food writer at Grist, a non-profit environmental news and commentary site based in Seattle, has published a thoughtful special series of eight articles around a question seldom looked at squarely in the eye—that is: How can we eliminate absolute poverty from the world without destroying the environment in the process? Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2016
In this guest post, originally published by Farming First, Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of the
 International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), takes a closer look at livestock’s impact on the environment, and what is being done to manage its environmental 'hoofprint'. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Dec/2016
To help track progress on countries’ mitigation pledges for Paris Agreement, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) facilitated a science-policy dialogue on measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of mitigation in the livestock sector on 7 November at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Dec/2016

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Augustine A. Ayantunde
ILRI regional representative, West Africa
David Pelster
Research Scientist
Emmanuel Mwau M.
Research Assistant
Enoch Mobisa Ontiri
Research Associate
Josephat Otieno
Environment Occupational Health & Safety Officer
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist
Lance W. Robinson
Senior Scientist
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
Polly Ericksen
Program Leader, Sustainable Livestock Systems
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis

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People working on environment

Augustine A. Ayantunde
ILRI regional representative, West Africa
David Pelster
Research Scientist
Emmanuel Mwau M.
Research Assistant
Enoch Mobisa Ontiri
Research Associate
Josephat Otieno
Environment Occupational Health & Safety Officer
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist
Lance W. Robinson
Senior Scientist
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist

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