Writing in the November 2014 issue of Rural 21, Uta Dickhöfer, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl and David Pelster explain that while livestock production is responsible for a large amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions there are numerous approaches to reduce these emissions and thus lower environmental pollution caused by livestock husbandry. 104 more words
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In light of the Treasury’s example ‘annual tax summaries’ and the implications in terms of welfare spending, academic and Policy Press author John Hills has shared some infographics with us to help us understand the difference between what we’re told and what the numbers actually show. 201 more words
How do farmers’ behavioural attitudes affect uptake of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies?
Farmers have different perceptions and viewpoints which greatly influence their choice of practices to cope with certain challenges such as a changing climate and its effects. 340 more words
As the world of finance continues to evolve the need for insurance also is growing both in Ethiopia and around the world. However rural communities and especially pastoralist communities tended until recently to have been denied access to insurance among other reasons being their remoteness and lack of specialized insurance scheme for their community. 37 more words
For the past year, researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute, other research institutes and national partners have been working on a framework to carry out a ‘Comprehensive Livestock Environment Assessment for Improved Nutrition, a Secured Environment and Sustainable Development along Livestock Value Chains.’ On 30 and 31 October, the project team met in Kenya to review progress and the state of the framework. 344 more words