Agriculture / Animal Production / Article / East Africa / Livelihoods / Livestock / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKFISH / Policy / Report / Research / Tanzania

Tanzania livestock modernization initiative to improve livelihoods of smallholders and boost food security

A recently unveiled Tanzania Livestock Modernization Initiative (TLMI) is expected to contribute to the improvement of the livelihoods of smallholder livestock farmers in the country and increase their contribution to national food security.
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Animal Production / Cattle / Intensification / Livestock Systems / North America / Opinion piece / USA

Beef feedlots: Polluters or efficient use of resources?

There’s been an interesting debate published in the Wall Street Journal this week on whether feedlot beef is bad for the environment. Robert Martin, director of the Food System Policy Program at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, says the pollution spreads for miles. Jude Capper, a livestock sustainability expert based in Britain, says the beef industry keeps things safe Continue reading

Article / Geodata / Goats / Livestock Systems / USA

Goats are ‘having a moment’–and making their mark in the United States

There were 2,621,514 goats in the United States as of 2012, the year of the most recent USDA Agricultural Census. If America’s goats were their own state, its population would be larger than that of Wyoming, Vermont, D.C. and North Dakota — combined. This is what all those goats look like on a map. Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Production / Farming Systems / ILRI / ILRI40 / Impact Assessment / Innovation Systems / Livestock / Livestock Systems / Participation / Research

Driving livestock development through multidisciplinary systems research: An impact narrative

Scaling up transdisciplinary research so that a systems approach can be applied by more and more scientists could make a huge contribution to development in smallholder farming. Continue reading