Tag Archives: desertification

Corralling cattle to improve the productivity of pasture lands affected by termites

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Typical degradation of rangelands in Uganda’s cattle corridor Researchers from the Department of Animal Science in Makerere University were excited, and with good reason, as they surveyed pasture land that had been corralled off in…

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MORE Facts About Livestock – Let the Debate Begin!

Originally posted on Food (Policy) For Thought:
One thing that I cherish about academia is the plurality of opinions and the richness of debate on any topic people care about. This is also translated into research, where facts are as…

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Want to green the world’s deserts? Do the unthinkable: Put livestock back on them — Allan Savory

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Watch this new provocative 22-minute TedTalk by Allan Savory on ‘How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change’. Alan Savory, a Zimbabwean-born biologist/ecologist and rangelands specialist, gives environmentalists pause in a recent TedTalk,…

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Reducing the vulnerability of dryland pastoralism‏

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
The increasing frequency and severity of drought and other climate shocks in the developing world’s great drylands threaten the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of poor food producers, driving many into chronic poverty. Although livestock…

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The Great Green Wall

Originally posted on Earth Baby:
The Great Green Wall is a long term project in Africa that involves planting a huge ‘wall’ or trees along the Southern edge of the Sahara desert. The picture below is a bit blurry in…

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