Agriculture / CGIAR / Climate Change / ILRI

ILRI board member lends support to Guardian global development website

Some of the world’s most influential thinkers and provocative new voices will be tracking their work on the site. Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, current trustee for two CGIAR boards CIMMYT and ILRI since 2008 and has been involved with the Farming First global campaign, advocating for a holistic approach to sustainable agricultural development since 2008. … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Environment / Farming Systems / Livestock Systems

It’s not the livestock–it’s the farming model–that needs changing

A cow in India eats the wastes of crop production after the grain has been harvested (photo by ILRI / Mann). In a new book, Meat: A Benign Extravagance, Simon Fairlie shows we should not be arguing against all meat eating, but against the current farming model. Fairlie, says Guardian writer George Monbiot,  ‘demonstrates that … Continue reading