By Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
Professor, Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA), The New School, New York
Kenya’s native goats and sheep, expertly crossbred, are key to helping farmers cope with climate change
By Julie Ojango (ILRI) and Vivian Atakos (CCAFS)
Smallholder farmers and pastoral herders in East Africa are the target of an ongoing joint project of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). This project is working to improve the productivity of goats and sheep under changing climatic conditions.
Governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) seeking to improve the well-being of herders in the arid and semi-arid rangelands of East Africa and the Greater Horn of Africa often receive contradictory recommendations on how to address land degradation through changing grazing management.
Photo credit: Sara Costa