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

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

Using community conversations to change perceptions of community members about  gender relations in the Ethiopian highlands
CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / Research / Women

Using community conversations to change perceptions of community members about gender relations in the Ethiopian highlands

Our experience shows that community conversations are an effective way of empowering community groups to identify and analyse gender relations concerns and enabling community members to take collective actions. Continue reading

Ethiopia partners identify gaps in gender in livestock research and options for farmers
East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / Women

Ethiopia partners identify gaps in gender in livestock research and options for farmers

A consultative workshop on gender hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) identified gaps in livestock research and development and investible options that will inform the work of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock in Ethiopia. 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