Rainfed agriculture is and will remain the dominant source of staple food production for the majority of the rural poor in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). It is clear that larger investments in agriculture by a broad range of stakeholders will be required if this sector is to meet the food
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009Africa, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2009Southern Asia, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Africa, Asia, Eastern Africa
The purpose of this report is first to provide evidence of the role of livestock in rural livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Further, the report aims to identify opportunities for investments that build on that evidence and hold promise for improving and sustaining the livelihoods of smallholder livestock producers and their rural communities in developing countries. This analysis is presented in order to support the decision making of those public and private development investors, and policy makers, for whom improved rural livelihoods is a key objective.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Rwanda, Africa, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMay, 2009Uganda
This publication presents study carried on Ugandan abundant natural wealth. Its varied wetlands, including grass swamps, mountain bogs, seasonal floodplains, and swamp forests, provide services and products worth hundreds of millions of dollars per year, making them a vital contributor to the national economy. Ugandans use wetlands-;often called the country';s ";granaries for water";-;to sustain their lives and livelihoods. They rely on them for water, construction material, and fuel, and use them for farming, fishing, and to graze livestock.
Library ResourceMultimediaJanuary, 2009Kenya, Eastern Africa
Traditionally sung by mothers, this song describes the importacne of cattle to a pastoralist community living in a semi-desert area.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2009
This 2010-12 MTP presents relatively few adjustments to research plans from the previous MTP. One main cross-cutting change in the ILRI research program in 2010 will be to accelerate efforts to align research activities to the livestock development challenges presented. In preparation for that, ILRI is conducting a center-commissioned external review in 2009 looking at research into sustainable intensification of smallholder crop-livestock systems to provide a review of past activities and advice on this future focal area.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009
Worldwide, agriculture both contributes to and is threatened by climate change. This corporate report focuses on the millions of people in developing countries for whom climate change represents a direct threat to their food security and livestock-based livelihoods.
Library ResourceSeptember, 2009
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesNovember, 2009
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2009