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

CCAFS / Climate Change / Drylands / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Livelihoods / Pastoralism / Resilience / Southern Africa

East and Southern Africa drylands learning event on community based adaptation and resilience

CARE Ethiopia, CARE’s Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP), the CGIAR Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security programme (CCAFS) and the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE).will organize a learning event in Addis Ababa in September to exchange learning from experiences and evidence on climate change adaptation and resilience Continue reading

Africa / Animal Diseases / Article / Cattle / CBPP / Genetics / Geodata / Goats / ILRI

Lethal family tree: ILRI research shows livestock bacterium is as old as the livestock it kills

Aurochs were the ancestors of domestic cattle (photo on Flickr by Marcus Sümnick). Lucas Brouwers, in a blog on Scientific American, has picked up on an interesting genetics study conducted at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi, Kenya, which targets a cattle disease known as contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (or CBPP for short). The study … Continue reading

Africa / Disease Control / East Africa / Livestock

Chemical made from urine to protect cattle from Tsetse flies

Scientists have developed a chemical for controlling tsetse flies using cattle urine. The invention by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology will soon be available to East African livestock keepers, who are among the worst affected by the parasite, under an $18 million project. Read more … (East Africa / Continue reading