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

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the livestock sector and demonstrate that they are delivering on the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, countries will benefit from using advanced greenhouse gas inventory and accounting methods to monitor, verify and report on emissions. Source: Improved greenhouse gas inventories for livestock essential to meet Paris Climate … Continue reading →
Mazingira, Aug/2016
The following opinion piece, by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), was first published in The Guardian on 16 Aug 2016, in response to an opinion piece published by environmental reporter George Monbiot in the same paper on 9 Aug 2016 (I've converted to veganism to reduce my impact on the living world). Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Aug/2016
Drylands restoration is one key way of improving the productivity of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. A poster released by scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), illustrates just some of the future research funded by the European Commission and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Aug/2016
Originally posted on ILRI Clippings: ‘While greenhouse gas emissions of cattle excreta vary by diet, breed and other factors, measurements found that commonly used Tier 1 emission factors consistently overestimated actual emissions. Cattle keeping in Kenya (photo credit: CCAFS/C Schubert). Cattle keeping in South Africa (photo via StormSignal on Flickr). ‘Using the state-of-the-art laboratory established…
Mazingira, Jul/2016
Many approaches to the restoration of degraded drylands have been successful in Ethiopia. However, despite these and other success stories, scaling-up land restoration approaches (or ‘options’) often proves challenging. Options which have been successful in one area may fail in others. There is little information on areas where a successful option could succeed, versus where the same option may fail. Consequently, it is often challenging to scale out even the most successful land restoration approaches. Continue reading →https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=livestocksystems.ilri...
Livestock system and environment , Jul/2016
On 20 to 24 June 2016, the centre hosted three high school students from Braeburn HighSchool, Nairobi, to provide them with an exposure on what ‘understanding and managing the environmental footprint of livestock’ entails. Continue reading →
Mazingira, Jul/2016
This poster, presented at the ongoing (26-30 June, 2016) 1st World Congress on Innovations for Livestock Development in Kenya, explains integrated manure management and why it is important in multifunctional livestock systems. Continue reading →
Mazingira, Jun/2016
Agriculture, including livestock as well as crop production, makes up about a third (30%) of the global greenhouse gases (GHG) that are generated by human activity and warming our planet. About half of these agricultural emissions are caused by deforestation and soil carbon losses; the rest is largely generated by livestock (and some artificial fertilizer … Continue reading →
Mazingira, Jun/2016
In this paper, the authors provide a generic framework for evaluating and prioritizing potential interventions comprising the mapping of recommendation domains, assessing adoption potential and estimating impacts. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jun/2016
Greenhouse gases emitted by Kenyan cattle excreta are found to be much lower than estimates derived from models in industrialized countries. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jun/2016

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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

People working on environment

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