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MilkIT project showcased at the 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture

Jo Cadilhon an agricultural economist at ILRI presented a paper on ‘Field testing a conceptual framework for innovation platform impact assessment: the case of MilkIT dairy platforms in Tanga region, Tanzania’ at this week’s (27-30 October 2014) 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

Article / Drought / Drylands / East Africa / Ethiopia / Kenya / Pastoralism / Resilience / Uganda / Vulnerability

New World Bank funds target Ethiopian pastoralists in IGAD project

The World Bank has proved an additional credit of $US75 million to improve the livelihoods and resilience of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa. The funds will help to strengthen the organizational capacity of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Continue reading

Agri-Health / CRP4 / Disease Control / Emerging Diseases / Environment / Food Safety / FSZ / Guinea / ILRI / Nigeria / Opinion piece / Pigs / Senegal / USA / West Africa / Zoonotic Diseases

Ebola: Three unpalatable truths

The district of Kailahun, in eastern Sierra Leone, bordering Guinea, is home to this 88-bed largest Ebola treatment and isolation centre set up by Médecins Sans Frontières (photo on Flickr by ©EC/ECHO/Cyprien Fabre). This opinion piece is written by Eliza Smith ‘By now, it seems we’ve heard everything there is to hear about the mysterious … Continue reading

CRP11 / Drylands / ILRI / LSE / Opinion piece / Pastoralism / Policy / Vulnerability

Getting political about ensuring pastoral land rights

Participatory work for ensuring equitable use of, and rights to, pastoral rangelands (photo credit: Fiona Flintan). This article is written by ILRI rangeland governance specialist Fiona Flintan, who also serves as a technical coordinator for the Rangelands Initiative of the International Land Coalition (ILC). ‘It is easy, too easy, for scientists and others to shy away … Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASF / BecA / BioSciences / CRP37 / Disease Control / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Pigs / Project / Uganda

Organizations join forces to fight African swine fever

Inspecting a pig’s health in Busia, western Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Charlie Pye-Smith). ‘Occurrence of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in almost half of the countries that make up the African continent in 2012. This transboundary animal disease (TAD) can have a powerful negative impact on a nation’s economy and social structures. It causes major … Continue reading