International Livestock Research Institute

Mission and Strategy

ILRI envisions... A world made better for poor people in developing countries by improving agricultural systems in which livestock are important. 

ILRI’s mission is... To work at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development for poor livestock keepers and their communities.

ILRI works in partnerships and alliances with other organizations, national and international, in livestock research, training and information. ILRI works in all tropical developing regions of Africa and Asia.

ILRI is a member of the Consortium of CGIAR Centers that conducts food and environmental research to help alleviate poverty and increase food security while protecting the natural resource base.

Content

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Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation

Exploring the co-benefits of adaptation and mitigation.

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Climate Change Impacts on Livestock

A new working paper by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) summarizes what we know around climate impacts on livestock systems in Africa.

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A monitoring instrument for resilience

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Taro Patch on the North Shore of Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi

Climate variability and vulnerability research

Climate research has focused on the impacts of higher mean temps. This review finds this has limited our understanding of how variability, such as heat waves will impact farming systems.

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Healthy Futures

What is HEALTHY FUTURES about?
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Climate-smart agriculture put into practice in smallholder dairy development project in Kenya

This article will introduce the MICCA pilot project in Kenya in the East Africa Dairy Development Project (EADD) in Kaptumo, where smallholder dairy farmers are integrating climate-smart practices into their farming activities.

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EADD: Climate-smart agriculture in Kenya

The MICCA pilot projects aim at contributing towards the adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, whilst at the same time supporting an increase in productivity in smallholder farming practices. 

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