Frank Rijsberman appointed director general of the Global Green Growth Institute
Article / CGIAR / Staff

Frank Rijsberman appointed director general of the Global Green Growth Institute

‘Dr. Frank Rijsberman, the former CEO of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium, has been appointed as the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). Dr. Rijsberman will lead the Seoul-based international organization for a four-year term, beginning on October 1, 2016, succeeding Yvo de Boer. ‘”The opportunity to support developing … Continue reading

Greenhouse gas emissions from African cattle excreta less than estimated
Article / Cattle / Climate Change / CRP7 / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / LSE / Mazingira

Greenhouse gas emissions from African cattle excreta less than estimated

Using the state-of-the-art laboratory established in 2015 in Nairobi called the Mazingira Center, scientists are measuring greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture in Africa, key to improving the accuracy of emissions data for both national reporting and mitigation. Already, scientists found that Tier 1 emission factors established by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) overestimate both methane and nitrous oxide emissions from cattle excreta, given typical smallhoder practices in Eastern Africa. Continue reading

Ephraim Mukisira appointed chair of Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa board
Africa / Agriculture / Article / ILRI / Livestock / Partnerships / Research

Ephraim Mukisira appointed chair of Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa board

Ephraim Mukisira, a distinguished agricultural researcher and former director (2005–2014) of the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), now the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation, has been appointed chair of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) Board of Directors. Continue reading

How agriculture changes our climate—New primer from Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment
Agriculture / Article / Climate Change / Communications / CRP7

How agriculture changes our climate—New primer from Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment

The following is an unusually sane and well communicated multimedia primer on the sustainability of the global food system. Food Matters, republished here in full with permission, is published by the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. Continue reading

African livestock and agriculture departments promote new Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme (KLIP)
Article / Drought / Drylands / East Africa / ILRI / Insurance / Kenya / LSE / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Vulnerability

African livestock and agriculture departments promote new Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme (KLIP)

Vincent Ngari and Richard Githaiga of the Departments of Livestock and Agriculture, while making presentations during the Technical Workshop on Agriculture Index Insurance at the College of Insurance, Nairobi, on Friday, advised farmers to take up the new Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme (KLIP). Continue reading