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

Phil Thornton leads CGIAR research on institutions and policies for climate-resilient food systems. He makes the case for better and closer scientist-citizen engagement in an opinion piece published this week in the wake of this year's national political election results in Australia, the UK and the USA. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2016
The Athi-Kaputiei ecosystem covers about 2,200 square kilometres of Kenya’s Kajiado County, south of Nairobi. It is also home to Nairobi National Park—the world’s only game reserve within a major city. The ecosystem has experienced some dramatic changes since the late 19th century. The accounts of early writers paint a picture of a spectacular ecosystem teeming with diverse resident and migratory wildlife. Records describe abundant wildebeest that migrated seasonally with other wildlife species, livestock and pastoralists. In a recently published study my colleagues and I examined the impact of land fragmentation in the Athi-Kaputiei ecosystem between 1977 and 2014. Our study shows that urbanisation and development has put the ecosystem in distress. It has fragmented the landscape which has reduced the ability of animals to migrate as they used to. The result is that their numbers have plummeted. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Nov/2016
We can shrink the carbon footprint of livestock, but we need to properly measure their emissions first. Opinion piece written by Polly Ericksen. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Nov/2016
What might seem like a silver bullet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions risks undermining other development goals such as ending hunger, improving health and eliminating poverty. We cannot ignore the important role that animal-source foods play, especially in developing countries, when we talk about tackling climate change. Instead we need to find a middle ground. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Nov/2016
Peter Doherty, an Australian veterinarian surgeon and researcher working in the field of medicine, who with his colleague Rolf Zinkernagel won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1996 and who today serves as a patron of ILRI, also supports the integrated work—and the tearing down of disciplinary silos—that One Health approaches demand. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Nov/2016
The Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (ACSAA) held its second annual forum in Nairobi on 11–13 October 2016 which discussed Africa’s intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs). Under the Paris Agreement that seeks to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, countries publicly outlined the climate actions they intended to take, known as their INDCs. A parallel session by the CGIAR Research … Continue reading →
Mazingira, Oct/2016
BETTER SCIENCE, BETTER LIVES The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), headquartered in Africa and working in poor countries worldwide to provide better lives through livestock, held its Institute Planning Meeting from 4 to 7 Oct 2016. This is the sixth of a series of blog articles reporting on plans for ILRI research programs, including ILRI’s work in … Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Oct/2016
Ahead of the CFS43, SIANI spoke with Delia Grace—a veterinary epidemiologist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and a member of the HLPE livestock project team—about the so-called omnivore’s dilemma, the critical issues in livestock production around the world and a vision for policy-makers who will be implementing the HLPE’s recommendations. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Oct/2016
There have been disturbing declines in wildlife populations in Kenya in the past three decades, a study released this week revealed. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Oct/2016
Here's a wake up call for all those who care about Kenya's rich heritage of wild animals, rangelands and pastoral peoples. A new study reporting on the period from 1977 to 2016 says wildlife on the rangelands of Kenya, which still support some of the richest herds of mammals on earth, is in precipitous decline while populations of goats and sheep are increasingly sharply. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Oct/2016

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Augustine A. Ayantunde
Regional Representative, West Africa
David Pelster
Research Scientist
Enoch Mobisa Ontiri
Research Technician II
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
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis
Zelalem Lema Moti
Research Officer I Innovation in Agricultural System to Enhance Rainwater Management

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People working on environment

Augustine A. Ayantunde
Regional Representative, West Africa
David Pelster
Research Scientist
Enoch Mobisa Ontiri
Research Technician II
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
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis

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