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Drylands / Environment / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands

Making the case for new data on rangelands

“What if much of the basic information being used to describe approximately half of the world’s land surface dated from as far back as the 1960s? (And, is ‘approximately half’ even still a correct estimation?)” This is the question asked by writer Gloria Pallares in her recent post on rangelands in the Global Landscapes Forum’s Landscape … Continue reading

Asia / CIAT / Intensification / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / Southeast Asia / Value chains / Vietnam

New livestock project in Vietnam can help improve livelihoods of ethnic minorities

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock  (Livestock CRP) recently launched a new project in Son La Province, in the northwest highland region of Vietnam. This research-for-development project will promote and scale up livestock-based technologies to generate better livelihoods for livestock keepers, with a particular focus on ethnic minorities. In addition to scaling up technologies, researchers will develop additional options to enable market linkages for local livestock products and lessen negative impacts of livestock production on the environment. Continue reading

Increasing antimicrobial resistance awareness through community conversations
AMR / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Capacity development / CGIAR / East Africa / Engagement / Ethiopia / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research

Increasing antimicrobial resistance awareness through community conversations

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock in Ethiopia tested a community-based animal health extension approach using ‘community conversations’ to engage community members and local service providers in collaborative learning and joint action process to increase antimicrobial resistance awareness. Continue reading

Improving animal welfare and livelihoods through community conversations
AHH / Animal Health / Capacity development / East Africa / Ethiopia / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP

Improving animal welfare and livelihoods through community conversations

With the support of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, a team of researchers developed a community conversation module on animal welfare. The module uses the community conversation approach to address livestock and community needs. Continue reading

CCAFS / CIAT / Climate change / Environment / Forages / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Research

CIAT livestock scientist Jacobo Arango receives top Japan agricultural research prize

Colombian environmental biologist, Jacobo Arango, of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), was recently awarded the 2019 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) and the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS). This prestigious award recognizes Arango’s contributions to developments in … Continue reading

Biodiversity / Climate change / Drylands / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands

Rangelands and drylands go global at the Global Landscapes Forum

Mary Letirok, a pastoralist from Oldonyiro, Kenya, describes a changing landscape threatens her livelihood. She calls for urgent landscape restoration to bring back the rain and vegetation her community’s livestock need to survive. Rangelands and drylands, together with the people whose lives and livelihood upon them, are often forgotten in global discussions. But at the “Restore … Continue reading

Community conversations increase women’s access to farming information in the Ethiopian highlands
East Africa / Engagement / Ethiopia / Gender / LIVESTOCKCRP / SLS / Women

Community conversations increase women’s access to farming information in the Ethiopian highlands

Through the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, ILRI and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) have been engaging community members in community conversations to better understand and address farmers’ challenges in accessing agricultural information. Continue reading