On 25 July 2019, the US ambassador to Mali, Dennis Hankins, visited Ifola village in Sikasso, Mali, to meet communities supported by the ILRI-led Feed the Future Mali Livestock Technology Scaling Program.
The United States and Mali have announced a five-year partnership that will promote food security and livelihood resilience in the West African country. Mali is one of 12 partner countries selected for this new phase of Feed the Future initiatives in Africa.
Tanzania’s livestock sector is set for a major boost following the official launch of a TZS1.4 trillion (USD596 million) Tanzania livestock master plan (TLMP) on 10 March 2019 in Dar es Salaam.
A multi-stakeholder consultation on the future of livestock in Kenya was co-hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation (MALFI), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), ILRI and the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) at the ILRI Nairobi campus on 21 March 2019.
ILRI announces the launch of the International Land Coalition (ILC) Rangelands Initiative website: http://www.rangelandsinitiative.org.
ILRI worked with a host of private and public organizations advocating for an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists at the fourth biennial United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), held 11-15 March 2019 in Nairobi.
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.