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

The journal ‘Science’ publishes Q&A with Borlaug Field Award winner Andrew Mude Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Sep/2016
Even with the Tuesday announcement that he had won the award, Andrew Mude, who holds a doctorate in economics, remains a modest man committed to resolving the dilemma that pastoral communities, especially in northern Kenya, have endured for decades. When he was named winner of the 2016 World Food Prize’s Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application this week, he could barely hold back his emotions, as the reality of his achievement hit home. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Sep/2016
ILRI and other partners under the Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) project is working towards improving the quality of livestock kept by pastoralists and to boost their productivity through better herd management practices. The project is working in Isiolo, Garissa, Marsabit, Wajir and Turkana counties in northern Kenya. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Sep/2016
Andrew Mude, a principal research scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi, Kenya, was yesterday named the 5th recipient of a prestigious award for his work in providing insurance to livestock herders in East Africa’s drylands through innovative, state-of-the-art technologies. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Aug/2016
Kenyan scientist Andrew Mude won the 2016 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application on Tuesday for developing livestock insurance, using state-of-the-art technologies, for herders in East Africa's drylands. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, 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
A great new book, 'The End of Desertification? Disputing Environmental Change in the Drylands', edited by Roy Behnke and Mike Mortimore, has 20 top quality chapters from all over the world, documenting why the term desertification has passed its sell-by date, if it ever had one at all. It is an impressive and timely synthesis. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jul/2016
Improving the value of livestock and its productivity through better animal disease surveillance and improved healthcare for animals is one of the key goals of the Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , 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
As a BASIS beneficiary, the Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) transition from an asset replacement to an asset protection contract has been featured as a case study in a recent BASIS brief. Continue reading →
IBLI, Jun/2016

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Economist
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Project Management Specialist
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Climate Adaptation Scientist

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People working on pastoralism

Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Lance W. Robinson
Senior Scientist
Munenobu Ikegami
Economist
Racheal Mwaura
Project Management Specialist
Todd Andrew Crane
Climate Adaptation Scientist