Africa / Animal Production / Burkina Faso / Crop-Livestock / Ghana / ILRI / Intensification / Livelihoods / Livestock / Livestock Systems / NRM / Opinion piece / Research / Water / West Africa / WLE

The triple challenge facing livestock research for development in Africa

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Tim Williams – Africa Director at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) reflects on ILRI’s livestock work in West Africa … Two key questions Back in 2000, two key questions occupied the minds of those of us who worked on the development of the ILRI’s Strategy–Livestock: … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Climate Change / Crop residues / Environment / Food Security

Climate change, food security and sustainable development

Expectations were high when the United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as “International Year of Forest,” having in mind the social, economic and cultural roles that the forests play in communities around the world in the context of global warming, climate change and agricultural development. As such, it was with strong determination that members of … Continue reading

Africa / Ethiopia / NRM / Research / Water / WLE

IWMI celebrates 25 years – Addis event focuses on its work in the Nile Basin and East Africa

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) shares a campus in Ethiopia with ILRI – the International Livestock Research Institute. The two organizations are also close partners in a number of projects across the world – but especially in Ethiopia and the Nile Basin. The event was kicked off by the Ethiopian State Minister for Water … Continue reading

Crop-Livestock / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / Ethiopia / Livestock-Water / NRM / Water / WLE

Integrated water resources management in tropical and subtropical drylands

In September 2011, Ethiopia hosts ‘Water 2011’, an international congress on integrated water resources management in tropical and subtropical drylands. Staff from the International Livestock Research Institute and the International Water management Institute will play a major role in this event, that will focus on six major themes: Water Resources: runoff, discharge, sediment transport, flooding, … Continue reading