The US Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Adapting Livestock Systems to Climate Change to Colorado State University in 2010. The CSU Livestock Innovation Lab supports integrated research that helps small-scale livestock holders adapt to environmental and health impacts of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

In 2013, USAID mandated a name changefor all CRSPs. Read more about our name change here.

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December’s Innovator of the Month


What Department do you work for? I am part of the East African Scholars program for the Livestock Innovation Lab and Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), Animal Production Research Program.

What University do you work for? Egerton University. I am undergoing PhD studies on Natural Resources Management (Funded by the Livestock Innovation Lab of Colorado State University)


One of the projects Margaret works on is focused on improving livestock fodder by using different cactus species. Photo by: Margaret Syomiti.

What is an interesting fact about yourself? I have great compassion for animals and people. Whenever I see a suffering animal (livestock, pets and/or wild)  or a person (especially children), I feel touched and sometimes I try to look for a solution to their suffering. Continue reading

  1. Researchers attend international climate conference to present their latest work
  2. Small Earth Nepal trains livestock smallholders in fodder and livestock management
  3. Approaches to Capacity Building and Youth Promotion in Agriculture Presented at Annual Meeting
  4. Land Management Techniques Show Promise in Restoring Grazing Lands in the Borana Plateau
  5. Researchers Present at Pastoralism Conference and AACAA