Directorate / Event / ILRI / Intensification / Staff / West Africa

IITA and ILRI join forces to ‘unleash the power of crop-livestock synergies’

A village woman in Niger feeds her sheep with forage she has collected (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) announced last week that they are building a closer crop and livestock partnership  to better address poverty and malnutrition in Africa. The agreement and … Continue reading

Climate Change / Wildlife

Scientists amazed as ostriches defy climate change to reproduce in numbers

Climate change is real.  It is a life threatening event that cannot be ignored in the 21st century. It is cited as the cause of extreme heat, severe crop failure, drying up rivers, depleting food for livestock and wildlife and irregular rainfall patterns. It looks unstoppable—just for now. It continues to modify the structures and dynamics of … Continue reading