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

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

Integrated ‘smart’ packages the focus of next phase small ruminant value chain project in Ethiopia
East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ICARDA / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value chains

Integrated ‘smart’ packages the focus of next phase small ruminant value chain project in Ethiopia

In May, partners in the current Small Ruminant value chain Transformation in Ethiopia (SMaRT) project met to formulate priority actions for the coming years (until the end of 2021). The project will consolidate research to date, translating it into an integrated package of interventions that can be tested at greater scales. Combining inputs and expertise from across the research program and its partners, the project objective is to consolidate, implement, evaluate and promote a ‘SMaRT pack’ of technologies and innovations at producer level while ensuring equitable access to input supplies and services and political support. Continue reading

Community conversations reduce the risk of exposure to zoonotic diseases in the Ethiopian highlands
CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Women / Zoonotic Diseases

Community conversations reduce the risk of exposure to zoonotic diseases in the Ethiopian highlands

Gender division of labor exposes women and men to different levels of risk to zoonotic diseases. Women are more exposed to zoonotic diseases due to their gender roles and limited awareness and access to information. Continue reading