For people living in absolute poverty and chronic hunger, the solution is not to rid the world of livestock, but to find ways to farm animals more efficiently and more sustainably
ILRI is a ‘host’ and ‘home’ institute for the CIRCLE program which is integrated into ILRI’s graduate fellowship program and coordinated by the Capacity Development unit with support from the Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) program and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
Access to a reliable dairy market and good market prices of milk has transformed the lives of dairy farmers in Kahama District in Tanzania’s Lake zone of Shinyanga.
For four decades, the Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its predecessor, the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD), conducted research on East Coast fever.
The study ‘Pastoralism and the Green Economy – a natural nexus?’ focuses on pastoralism’s current and future potential to secure sustainable management and green-economy outcomes from the world’s rangelands.
Use of biogas in the Iringa region of Tanzania is helping to address poverty and reduce dependency of forests in an initiative promoting the biological diversity, ecological functions and sustainable use of natural resources in the Eastern Arc Mountains.
Heifer International, which is working with ILRI and other partners in the Maziwa Zaidi project in Tanzania, has received a USD 750,000 grant from the Starbucks Foundation to fund the Mbozi Farmer Livelihood Improvement project, which will provide 5,000 smallholder farmers in country with dairy heifers and bulls to complement coffee farming.
Deaths caused by East Coast fever, the biggest killer of East African cattle, dropped 89 per cent among calves which were also infected with other species of parasite that do not cause disease.