|Date Posted||September 15, 2019|
ILRI CONSULTANCY - LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND CLIMATE CHANGE (OPEN TILL FILLED)
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to prepare a technical paper on livestock management systems, including agropastoral production systems and others in the context of Africa with recommendations on how to improve the said livestock management systems in the face of climate change.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutrition security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org
Agriculture is contributing a significant share of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are causing climate change: about 17% directly through agricultural activities and an additional 7% to 14% through changes in land use, including land clearing and deforestation. Climate change provides both an obligation and an opportunity to reconfigure development strategies.
As part of its technical support to the African Group of Negotiators (AGN), the African Group of Negotiators Experts Support (AGNES) in collaboration with ILRI and CCAFS seeks to commission a consultant to prepare a technical paper on livestock management systems, including agropastoral production systems and others in the context of Africa. The paper will identify the main systems by subregion, the most promising adaptation options to improve those systems and the mitigation co-benefits of each, barriers to adopting those options, and the gaps in available findings.
Major livestock systems by African subregion (Eastern, Western, Central, Northern, and Southern)
Major challenges for these systems (brief general overview); challenges presented by climate change up to 2035, including a summary of projected livestock sector development (e.g. from integrated assessment model analyses) (main focus)
Top 10-15 intervention options to improve livestock management indicated by the system(s) to which they are applicable and the projected outcomes for adaptation and mitigation co-benefits
Identification of knowledge gaps by system and by intervention based on peer-reviewed and grey literature
Barriers and challenges to the identified intervention options
Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multicultural settings
Fluent in spoken and written English