Thinking ‘beyond the farm’—On Germany’s longstanding commitment to agricultural research for development
Agriculture / CCAFS / CGIAR / Climate Change / Environment / Event report / Film and video / Food Security / Germany / ILRI / Mazingira / Policy / Presentation / Research / SLS

Thinking ‘beyond the farm’—On Germany’s longstanding commitment to agricultural research for development

Watch and listen to Stefan Schmitz, head of Food, Agriculture & Rural Development at Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as he delivers a short (6-minute) filmed presentation at one of several linked collaborative events led by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and held on the sidelines of the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 7 Nov 2017 in Bonn, Germany. Continue reading

Award / CapDev / Germany / ILRI / Scholarship

Apply for DAAD Africa postdoctoral fellowships and staff exchanges in 2014

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), as a publicly funded, self-governing organization of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational cooperation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programs. The purpose is to provide opportunities to post-doctoral researchers and university staff from sub-Sahara Africa to … Continue reading

Biodiversity / Ethiopia / FFD / Forages / Genebank / Germany / Seeds

German SES expert supports ILRI Addis Ababa genebank

In 2012, ILRI’s Forage Diversity team hosted Senior Experten Service – SES scientist Evelyn Möller. Since then, she has visited Addis Ababa 3 times (Nov-Dec 2012; April – May 2013 and Nov-Dec 2013). Her assignment was to help ILRI improve the quality control of its genebank laboratories, more specifically regarding plant health diagnostic techniques and … Continue reading

Award / CCAFS / Central Asia / China / Climate Change / Environment / Germany / ILRI / ILRIComms / Sheep / SLS / Staff

Klaus Butterbach-Bahl and ecosystems-climate research team win Stifterverband Science Award–Schrödinger Prize

Sheep graze pasture in Inner Mongolia; a long-term research study shows that large-area grazing on steppes actually reduces, rather than increases, nitrous oxide emissions into the atmosphere (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). Five ecosystems-climate researchers, including Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), have been honoured for outstanding interdisciplinary research on nitrous oxide emissions. Butterbach-Bahl … Continue reading

East Africa / Germany / ILRI / Research / Scholarship

German Academic Exchange Service offers PostDoc positions at ILRI

Through ILRI/DAAD partnership, DAAD is currently offering up to 4 in-region fellowships for postdoctoral training and research at ILRI.  DAAD is a publicly funded, self-governing organization of the institutions of higher education in Germany. The organization promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship … Continue reading

Directorate / East Africa / Event / Germany / ILRI / Kenya / NRM / Pastoralism / Wildlife / WLE

Germany and ILRI sign agreement in Nairobi to collaborate in research to assess the pastoral-livestock-wildlife benefits from Kenya’s eco-conservancies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited ILRI’s Nairobi campus on 12 Jul 2011: Here, the Chancellor is rising from signing ILRI’s visitors’ book, with German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner, Kenya Agriculture Minister Sally Kosgei and ILRI Director General Carlos Seré looking on (photo credit: ILRI/MacMillan). Nairobi’s Daily Nation newspaper reported yesterday (12 Jul 2011): ‘Kenya has … Continue reading

Directorate / East Africa / Event / Germany / ILRI / Kenya

German chancellor and minister of agriculture and Kenyan ministers of agriculture and health visit ILRI’s research laboratories

German Chancellor Angela Merkel signs ILRI’s visitor’s book, with the German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner (left), Kenya Livestock Minister Mohammed Kuti, ILRI Director General Carlos Seré and Kenya Public Health and Sanitation Minister Beth Mugo looking on (photo credit: ILRI/MacMillan). Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Nairobi yesterday (12 Jul 2011) on a one-day stop on … Continue reading