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

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

Crop-Livestock / Drylands / Feeds / Forages / Gender / Innovation Systems / Intensification / Legumes / Livestock / LLAFS / Research / Southern Africa / Zimbabwe

Empowering women in integrated crop-livestock farming through innovation platforms in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, The ZimCLIFS project used innovation platforms to introduce better livestock feeds, improve market linkages for farmers to benefit from higher livestock productivity and to enhance knowledge and skills among support services enabling upscaling of the impacts of the integrated crop-livestock systems. Continue reading

Afghanistan / Animal feeding / Asia / Drylands / Feeds / Forages / Gender / ICARDA / KIT / Legumes / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Rangelands / South Asia / Value chains / Women

Forage options for smallholder livestock in water-scarce environments of Afghanistan

This week, stakeholders from an ACIAR-funded project met to assess the systemic and gendered opportunities and constraints for innovation in forage value chains in Afghanistan, with a focus on Baghlan province. Continue reading

Drylands / Environment / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / North Africa / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Research / Resilience / Tunisia

Partnerships to improve pastoral policies in Tunisia – new ICARDA project works on updating Tunisian pastoral code

A new International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) project, Partnerships for Improving Pastoral Policies (PIPP), is offering policy advice to the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture to update the existing Forests Code in an inclusive and participatory way, while at the same time respecting scientifically proven best practices of dryland rangeland governance. Continue reading