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

Africa / Animal Feeding / CGIAR / CIAT / Crop-Livestock / Dairying / Environment / Feeds / Forages / Intensification / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Project / Research / Southern Africa / Systems Analysis / Tanzania / Targeting

Modeling environmental impacts of forage technologies in crop-livestock systems in Tanzania

The CIAT-led project ‘Sustainable Intensification of Crop-livestock Systems through Improved Forages’, funded by the USAID Linkage program with the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish aims to assess environmental impacts of tropical forage technologies. Continue reading

Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / Central America / CGIAR / CIAT / Communications / Crop-Livestock / Environment / Gender / HUMIDTROPICSCRP / Innovation Systems / Intensification / Knowledge & Information / Nicaragua / Value Chains / Women

The value of knowledge in rural development – ‘I also have a right to decide.’

Increasing the productivity of small-scale production systems to make animal-source foods more readily available to poor consumers is a complex issue which requires a multi-faceted approach. With this concept in mind, scientists are working alongside territorial alliances to generate knowledge and initiatives to improve resource management through research. An example of this initiative, called the Learning Alliance. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Cattle / CIAT / Dairying / Environment / Feeds / Forages / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Project / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

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

Aquaculture / Environment / Fish / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Targeting / WorldFish

Aquculture – Minimizing environmental impacts, encouraging sustainable growth

The world’s appetite for fish is steadily growing. Finfish and shellfish currently make up one-sixth of the animal protein people consume globally. Aquaculture—or fish farming—has grown rapidly to meet world fish demand, more than doubling production between 2000 and 2012. New research shows that aquaculture production will need to more than double again between now and 2050 to meet the demands of a growing population. Continue reading