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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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First Meeting of Grasslands, Rangelands, Livestock and Climate Resilient Mitigation

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First Meeting of Grasslands, Rangelands, Livestock and Climate Resilient Mitigation project. Photo credit: Nicole Gutierrez

The Livestock Innovation Lab is pleased to be coordinating a new project called Grasslands, Rangelands, Livestock and Climate Resilient Mitigation.   The project pulls together top researchers in the field to conduct a two part study to understand better the impacts of improved land management practices in grasslands and rangelands, with a geographic focus on the Sahel and Horn of Africa regions, especially as related to pastoralist communities and their livestock. The primary focus will be on the potential of these practices to increase the sequestration (or the prevention of the emission) of greenhouse gases.

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  1. Researcher visits Senegal to conduct series of focus meetings
  2. New Video: CAMELs Project
  3. Annual Review Workshop: Improving Nutrition and Reproduction of Buffaloes to Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Change in Nepal
  4. Innovator of the Month
  5. Management attends workshop to guide the future of the Livestock Innovation Lab