ILRI researchers and partners explore opportunities to support community climate adaptation in Baringo County, Kenya
The CGIAR Initiative on Livestock, Climate and System Resilience aims to address the ‘double burden’ that climate change poses for livestock production across Africa and Latin America by improving local capacities and supporting inclusive scaling of resilient low-emission practices. Working across disciplines and with public and private stakeholders is critical to achieving this goal.
Scientists from the livestock genetics and gender teams at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently visited Baringo County in Kenya, a county that is characterized as an arid and semi-arid region and where pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods are common.
With support from Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE), an ILRI partner organization, the research teams visited Irong and Paka Hill conservancies to meet local community members and discuss challenges and opportunities in livestock breeding and gender-related issues.