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

Engagement / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Partnership / Research / SLU

Thomas F. Randolph receives honorary doctorate from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

On 5th October, long-time ILRI scientist and Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock (Livestock CRP), Thomas F. Randolph, received the distinction of “doctor honoris causa” from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, Sweden. Randolph was one of seven honorary doctors appointed … Continue reading

Engagement / Innovation Systems / Intensification / LIVESTOCKCRP / Partnership / Scaling

Bringing livestock research and business together for sustainable agriculture

Currently, a large share of animal-source foods in lower-income countries is produced in smallholder systems. For these systems to successfully intensify to feed growing populations, they need to adopt innovations at a large scale and be sure to properly address critical sustainability issues – social, environmental, economic, etc. This requires access not only to existing … Continue reading

Drylands / Environment / ICARDA / LIVESTOCKCRP / North Africa / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Tunisia

A new comprehensive rangeland management tool for dryland areas can help promote sustainable land use

Written by Judy Kimani and Mounir Louhaichi What is often under-appreciated and at times not recognized is that rangelands are vast and varied ecosystems that provide valuable resources such as vegetation, water and soils. These contribute significantly towards improving livelihoods, offering income sources, food and nutrition security, trade and tourism. Yet these resources are continuously … Continue reading

Biodiversity / Climate change / Drylands / Environment / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Putting drylands and rangelands on the agenda of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Catch us at the Global Landscapes Forum in New York City on 28 September 2019 On 1st March this year, the UN General Assembly announced the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030. This upcoming decade offers a window of opportunity to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems as a means to … Continue reading

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