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Using the CLEANED approach to assess the environmental impacts of livestock production

In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on ex-ante environment impact assessment work carried out between 2012 and 2016. One of the approaches was to develop the CLEANED (Comprehensive Livestock Environmental Assessment for Improved Nutrition, a Secured Environment and Sustainable Development along Livestock and Fish Value Chains) tool to help users explore and assess the multiple environmental impacts of intensifying livestock value chains in developing countries. Continue reading

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Assessing the environmental impacts of livestock and fish production

In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on ex-ante environment impact assessment work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief introduces the justification for this work and the different streams of work to develop and test tools to assess the environmental impacts of livestock and fish production in developing countries. Continue reading

Africa / CGIAR / CIAT / Climate Change / Environment / Impact Assessment / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / SLS / Systems Analysis / Targeting / Value Chains

Prioritizing climate-smart livestock interventions in Africa

In this paper, the authors provide a generic framework for evaluating and prioritizing potential interventions comprising the mapping of recommendation domains, assessing adoption potential and estimating impacts. Continue reading

Africa / ASSP / Cattle / Dairying / Environment / ILRI / Impact Assessment / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Southern Africa / Systems Analysis / Tanzania / Targeting

Mapping the Tanzanian dairy industry: Farming systems, infrastructure and natural resources

In a series of workshops, industry stakeholders in Tanzania recently gathered to map the location of dairy farming systems, prominent farms, dairy industry infrastructure and natural resources. Stakeholders then worked through scenarios of how the industry could develop over a 10 year time horizon – mapping the associated changes. Continue reading

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Value chain development entry points for Tanzania’s dairy sector

A ‘Rapid appraisal of dairy value chains in Morogoro and Tanga regions in Tanzania’, conducted across eight villages in Kilosa and Mvomero districts in Morogoro and in Mvomero and Lushoto districts in Tanga, has identified key entry points for beginning to address the constraints in the country’s dairy sector. Continue reading

Cattle / Dairying / East Africa / Environment / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / SLS / Systems Analysis / Tanzania / Targeting

A review of environmental impact assessment frameworks for livestock production systems

This study, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, reviews the currently available tools for and approaches to assessing the environmental impacts of livestock production systems. Continue reading

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New project to examine potential farm to landscape impact and adoption of forage technologies in Tanzania

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has just approved a small grant to the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) for a project entitled the ‘potential farm to landscape impact and adoption of forage technologies in smallholder dairy production systems in Tanzania.’ Continue reading

Africa / Cattle / Dairying / Environment / Event / ILRI / Impact Assessment / LIVESTOCK-FISH / SLS / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Targeting

Researchers and partners critique framework to assess environmental impacts of livestock

For the past year, researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute, other research institutes and national partners have been working on a framework to carry out a ‘Comprehensive Livestock Environment Assessment for Improved Nutrition, a Secured Environment and Sustainable Development along Livestock Value Chains.’ On 30 and 31 October, the project team met in Kenya to review progress and the state of the framework. Continue reading

Climate Change / Dairying / East Africa / Environment / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Targeting

Towards a comprehensive livestock environment assessment framework – East Africa consultation

Following the rapid increasing demand for animal source foods propelling livestock production, particularly in many less developed countries where the pressure on natural resources is mounting, the need for a pragmatic tool to assess environmental impacts is greater than ever. Earlier this year the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded an 18-month project called … Continue reading