One of the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI’s) major success stories in recent years has been the development of an index-based livestock insurance program (IBLI), which protects livestock keepers in drought-prone arid and semi-arid lands from climate-related losses.
Buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris L.) is a bunchgrass that grows in clumps, it can transform deserts into grasslands. It is one of the most popular forage species and is extensively grown across arid and semi-arid parts of the world as it uses less water to produce more feed allowing sustainable agricultural production. Originating in Africa, …
Don’t miss these two superb and VERY short videos describe how new ideas in animal husbandry are transforming Ethiopian incomes, animal pastures and livestock livelihoods.
On 15 May 2019, CGIAR hosted a share fair at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, showcasing innovations, technologies and products on how CGIAR is working with government, public and private partners to support agricultural transformation in the country.
At tomorrow’s CGIAR Share Fair, a three-minute film will be launched that celebrates Ethiopia’s agricultural transformation. Watch it here.
A recent study, published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, has identified significant diversity in a Napier grass collection.
A new Program for Climate-Smart Livestock Systems has been launched to support governments, the private sector and local stakeholders in realizing their development objectives while achieving their climate change adaptation and mitigation goals.