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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

Aquaculture / Egypt / Fish / FISHCRP / Impact Assessment / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / North Africa / Research / Systems Analysis / Targeting / WorldFish

Using the life cycle assessment approach to assess the environmental impacts of fish production in Egypt

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 used (in Egypt) was life cycle assessment (LCA). The program has produced two briefs from this experience – the first introducing LCA; the second reporting from an application of the approach in the Egyptian aquaculture value chain. Continue reading

Cattle / CIAT / Dairying / Environment / ILRI / Impact Assessment / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nicaragua / Research / SLS / Systems Analysis / Tanzania / Targeting / Value Chains

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

Animal Feeding / Cattle / CCAFS / CGIAR / CIAT / Climate Change / Feeds / Forages / Intensification / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / South America / Systems Analysis / Targeting

What’s the beef? Giving livestock a break in Colombia

Cows are regularly portrayed as evil: four-legged, four-stomached, greenhouse gas machines chomping through forests and destroying the planet. It’s no wonder the idea of a climate-smart livestock system sounds like an oxymoron. Nevertheless, you can get a glimpse of these systems in Colombia’s mountainous, Cauca Department. Patía is also a microcosm of Colombia’s livestock conundrum. … 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

Article / CIAT / Crop-Livestock / Environment / Feeds / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Systems Analysis / Value Chains

Do smallholder, mixed crop-livestock livelihoods encourage sustainable agricultural practices?

The authors examine by means of a meta-analysis the argument that small-scale, mixed crop-livestock farming, a common livelihood among poor rural peoples, leads to environmentally sustainable agricultural practices. Continue reading

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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