S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

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Kenya’s native goats and sheep, expertly crossbred, are key to helping farmers cope with climate change

Written by Julie Ojango (ILRI) and Vivian Atakos (CCAFS) Smallholder farmers and pastoral herders in East Africa are the target of an ongoing joint project of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). This… Read more »

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

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Agroforestry, livestock, fodder production and climate change adaptation and mitigation in East Africa

 Agroforestry and livestock keeping both have the potential to promote anthropogenic climate change resilience, and understanding how they can support each other in this context is crucial. Here, we discuss relevant issues in East Africa, where recent agroforestry interventions to support livestock keeping have included the planting of mostly exotic tree fodders, and where most… Read more »