Stay in touch with all the latest News and Events on Building Resilience in the Horn of Africa from our Partners

As we aim to enhance resilience to drought in the Horn of Africa by coordinating and providing technical support to IGAD, our work has been and is being done in collaboration with partners involved in Building Resilience. Stay in touch with all the latest News and Events from some of our Partners

    Drylands – Livestock Systems and the Environment

  • Learning Initiative on reducing land conflicts between farmers and livestock keepers

    The PROCASUR Corporation in Africa in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have partnered with the International Land Coalition, ILRI and the Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE) to present the Learning Initiative (LI): ‘Innovative practices and tools to reduce land use conflicts between farmers and livestock keepers’. The event is taking place in Kenya and Tanzania, between 22 September and 1 October 2017. Continue reading
    Posted By: Paul Karaimu
    Posted On: September 21, 2017, 2:53 pm
  • Towards a robust national livestock market information system: Stakeholders convene to chart way forward

    On 11 July 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in collaboration with the State Department of Livestock (SDL) - Government of Kenya and the Africa Drylands Institute of Sustainability (ADIS) of the University of Nairobi, organized and facilitated a stakeholders’ workshop to showcase the different models used in establishing market information systems and identify ways of working together to achieve sustainable livestock market information systems. Continue reading
    Posted By: Dorine Odongo
    Posted On: July 20, 2017, 8:01 am
  • Beyond secure tenure: New paper explores other fundamentals of effective landscape-level governance in pastoral systems

    A recent study by scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners has identified that the principles of adaptive co-management provides guidance for the design of effective landscape-level governance in dryland pastoral settings. The newly published article draws attention to the cross-scale and cross-level interactions in rangelands and how these affect governance of the landscapes. Continue reading
    Posted By: Dorine Odongo
    Posted On: June 13, 2017, 8:46 am
  • Securing rangelands resources for pastoralists in Tanzania through joint village land use planning

    In December 2015, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF) in Tanzania signed a collaborative research agreement to jointly implement the third phase of the Sustainable Rangeland Management Project (SRMP), in which the key innovation of the is joint village land use planning, to secure resources such as grazing areas shared across village boundaries. Continue reading
    Posted By: Dorine Odongo
    Posted On: February 22, 2017, 12:16 pm
  • Maps of livestock routes show the way to improved livelihoods for pastoralists in East Africa

    Livestock routes are essential to herders in eastern Africa, who use them to access water, feed and markets. But, political and economic marginalization is putting pressure on the natural resources pastoralists rely on, causing conflicts and loss of value. Mapping current land uses has improved stakeholders’ understanding of how to protect the mobility of livestock and people as is required for sustainable pastoral systems. Continue reading
    Posted By: Dorine Odongo
    Posted On: December 29, 2016, 1:36 pm
  • Application of scaling frameworks to grazing exclosures in Ethiopia

    This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, explains how two scaling frameworks were used to identify knowledge gaps and learning opportunities in exclosure management and policy solutions to draw attention to possible 'blind-spots' and 'win-win' solutions that may affect the widespread success of exclosures in Ethiopia and elsewhere. Continue reading
    Posted By: Paul Karaimu
    Posted On: September 21, 2016, 11:05 am
  • Dryland restoration scaling project: Improving the productivity of dryland agriculture

    Drylands restoration is one key way of improving the productivity of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. A poster released by scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), illustrates just some of the future research funded by the European Commission and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Continue reading
    Posted By: James Stapleton
    Posted On: August 15, 2016, 8:22 am
  • Healthy animals, healthy returns: Improving pastoralists’ livelihoods in Kenya

    Improving the value of livestock and its productivity through better animal disease surveillance and improved healthcare for animals is one of the key goals of the Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program. Continue reading
    Posted By: Dorine Odongo
    Posted On: July 26, 2016, 1:06 pm
  • Improving the productivity of dryland agriculture in Ethiopia

    Many approaches to the restoration of degraded drylands have been successful in Ethiopia. However, despite these and other success stories, scaling-up land restoration approaches (or ‘options’) often proves challenging. Options which have been successful in one area may fail in others. There is little information on areas where a successful option could succeed, versus where the same option may fail. Consequently, it is often challenging to scale out even the most successful land restoration approaches. Continue reading
    Posted By: James Stapleton
    Posted On: July 21, 2016, 12:04 pm
  • Global Rangelands Initiative: Key to improving livestock-based livelihoods

    Established in 2010, the International Land Coalition (ILC) Rangelands Initiative facilitates learning between, and provides technical support to government and other actors working to make rangelands more tenure secure. Continue reading
    Posted By: Dorine Odongo
    Posted On: June 21, 2016, 11:19 am