Efforts towards mitigating green house gas emissions should help resource-poor farmers to not only decrease the environmental footprint of their small-scale livestock and whole-farm production systems but to simultaneously increase productivity and improve their livelihoods.
Farmer feedback workshops carried out in Nandi and Bomet counties in Kenya address various challenges faced by dairy smallholders. Based on results from previous data collected, training sessions on various aspects of dairy farming are delivered.
In this blog, one of the most recent Mazingira members, Sonja Leitner (Postdoctoral researcher, soil ecologist) who started with the team on 1st March 2018, shares an experience of her first field trip to Tanzania. From 25-30/03/2018, I joined Lutz Merbold and Phyllis Ndung’u on a field trip to Tanzania, where we visited different smallholder …
Congratulations Alice Onyango for successfully defending your PhD thesis on 18th January 2018 at University of Hohenheim, Germany. The Mazingira Team is very proud of you!
This years Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Conference 2017 took place from 27th-30th November 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference brought policy makers, NGOs and scientists together to discuss the progress being made in implementing CSA primarily in developing countries. Each day was organized around plenary sessions and followed by parallel focused sessions in the …
This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, shares how the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is working with NGOs, dairy cooperatives and GIZ, in the framework of a BMZ-funded project in western Kenya, to assess the potential of dairy farmers to implement new technologies that will further improve their operations.
Feed constraints are among the key constraints that smallholder dairy farmers grapple with. Staff of the Mazingira Centre—an environmental research and educational facility of the Kenya-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)—are helping to build the capacity of farmers to improve the productivity of their dairy cows.