CGIAR / Gender / Genetics / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP

Karen Marshall: a geneticist improving the lives of people in livestock through one national partner at a time

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock (Livestock CRP) recently announced with pleasure the appointment of Dr. Karen Marshall as its new flagship leader for Livestock and Genetics. Karen is not a newbie to the position, having led the flagship previously at the end of the first phase of the CRP under Livestock and Fish and … Continue reading

CGIAR / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / Research

Isabelle Baltenweck: an agricultural economist passionate about making the world a better place for women and men in livestock

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock (Livestock CRP) recently announced with pleasure the appointment of Dr. Isabelle Baltenweck as its new flagship leader for Livestock, Livelihoods and Agro-food Systems (LLAFS). Originally from France, Isabelle brings to the role close to 20 years of post-doctoral experience in smallholder value chains in Africa, South and South-East Asia, … Continue reading

Drylands / East Africa / Gender / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / Pastoralism / PIL / Women

Include us, involve us – women can be active players in Kenya’s livestock markets

Women livestock traders are a tiny minority in the male-dominated cattle trading sector in Kenya. But they don’t see themselves staying at the periphery of a growing livestock economy – they want in. Garissa, Kenya (29 Nov 2018)_ Garissa City in northeast Kenya is home to East Africa’s largest livestock market. It was also the … Continue reading

Animal feeding / CGIAR / Environment / Feeds / FFD / Forages / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP

Q&A: Can we change course on the global livestock feed industry’s environmental impact?

GENEVA, Switzerland (4 Dec 2018)_ ILRI Livestock Feed Specialist, Alan Duncan, joined livestock feed experts from global feed and agriculture trade corporations, European and US feed innovators, civil society organizations and environmental think tanks at a meeting jointly organized by the World Economic Forum and Forum for the Future to think through ways in which … Continue reading

Animal feeding / Cattle / CIAT / Feeds / Forages / Intensification / Legumes / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP

The humble leucaena legume celebrated at its own international conference in Australia 1–3 Nov 2018

Over 100 scientists, extension workers, farmers and private seed producers from Australia and around the globe are gathered this week at the University of Queensland to share knowledge and findings on the humble yet hardy legume shrub called Leucaena. Aimed at livestock and agroforestry industry audiences, the first day of the International Leucaena Conference kicked … Continue reading

Drylands / Environment / FFD / Forages / ICARDA / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / North Africa / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Research / Tunisia

Traditional grazing-management practice makes an impact in southern Tunisia

[Written by Mouldi Gamoun, Jutta Werner, and Mounir Louhaichi, ICARDA] Degradation of rangelands is a major global concern, but land degradation processes in the rangelands are poorly understood. This lack of understanding has contributed to poorly-informed interventions and policies that have sometimes exacerbated degradation. Rangeland can become degraded due to crop cultivation, over-exploitation of livestock, over-extraction … Continue reading