Monthly Archives: March 2018

Livestock research addresses issues underlying the pastoral crisis in the Horn of Africa

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Things Fall Apart Things have quickly fallen apart in this particular drought in the Horn’s vast drylands because of a toxic mix of underlying factors. Land Use Among the things not being redressed are land-use…

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Mobile pastoralism—A 10,000-year-old practice still robust, if threatened, in the Mediterranean today

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A Spanish shepherd and his flock (photo via Flickr/Jeromy Johnson). From the Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture ‘Mobile pastoralism is the movement of people and livestock through the landscape in search of water and pasture,…

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Cleaning up assessments of livestock-environment systems in developing countries with CLEANED

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Dairy cow in Tanga, Tanzania (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu). As a vegetarian, my occupation as a livestock scientist might come as an odd choice. But here’s the thing: Livestock science isn’t about promoting meat eating;…

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