pastoralism

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

More than Ksh214 million is on tap for 12,000 pastoral households in six counties of northern Kenya through innovative policies that use satellite imagery to trigger payments for feed, veterinary supplies and water. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, 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
With as little as one-quarter of expected rainfall received, widespread drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have intensified since the failure of the October–December rains, FAO said. Areas of greatest concern cover much of Somalia, northeast and coastal Kenya, southeast Ethiopia as well as the Afar region still to recover from El Niño induced drought of 2015/16, and South Sudan, which faces a serious food crisis due to protracted insecurity. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Feb/2017
Livestock routes are essential to herders in eastern Africa, who use them to access water, feed and markets. But, political and economic marginalization is putting pressure on the natural resources pastoralists rely on, causing conflicts and loss of value. Mapping current land uses has improved stakeholders’ understanding of how to protect the mobility of livestock and people as is required for sustainable pastoral systems. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Dec/2016
No mean feat: Putting reindeer and goat and chicken (and parts thereof) on Christmas tables in the Arctic and Africa. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2016
Vaccinating cattle in Kenya against East Coast fever sends more girls to school Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2016
Read and view the whole photoessay by Tess Riley in The Guardian: Using satellites to support Kenya's drought-hit herders‚in pictures, 30 Nov 2016. 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
Under the livestock component of the Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program, ILRI is implementing a three – tier train – a – trainer model to train veterinarians and community disease reporters on the symptoms of prevalent livestock diseases. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Nov/2016
A new paper on the consequences of land fragmentation and fencing on rangelands outside Nairobi, Kenya, formerly rich with wildlife and critical for the functioning of Nairobi's famed national park, has been published. All of the authors are former staff, and one former partner, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), where this research work was conducted. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Nov/2016

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Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Lance W. Robinson
Senior Scientist
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Polly Ericksen
Program Leader, Sustainable Livestock Systems
Racheal Mwaura
Project Management Specialist
Todd Andrew Crane
Climate Adaptation Scientist

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People working on pastoralism

Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Lance W. Robinson
Senior Scientist
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Polly Ericksen
Program Leader, Sustainable Livestock Systems
Racheal Mwaura
Project Management Specialist
Todd Andrew Crane
Climate Adaptation Scientist