Increasing efficiency in rangeland-based livestock value chains through machine learning and digital technologies

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About

Rangeland-based livestock production is a major land use system that contributes between 15 and 60 percent of the agricultural GDP in eastern and southern African countries. The growth of rangeland vegetation is highly variable in space and time, occurring in temporary patches.
Knowledge of rangelands is crucial to their management and strategic use of resources. Local communities have developed strategies that are grounded in cultural practices, stories, ethics, and norms specific to their area. These strategies also require access to up-to-date information on heterogenous and seasonal resource availability.

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Aims

InfoRange‘s goal is  to improving rangeland use and governance and increasing resource-use and production efficiency in rangeland-based livestock production through digital and ICT applications/services that permit user-generated information acquisition and transmission.
                                                        

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Objectives

InfoRange seeks to contribute to integrating external telemetry and observatory data with land-user generated data on bio-geo-physical ecosystem features in order to render digital and ICT services more relevant for land-users’ immediate management decisions on grazing, watering and animal health management.

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Approach

erceptions of rangelands vary widely, depending on the value we place on what we see, and what is worth knowing, sharing, and protecting. Furthermore, the discipline, scale, and methods of data collection and analysis change what is seen. To address the needs of pastoral communities, their values, needs, and requests must be integrated into the research process.

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Project partners:

NaviNut project video

 

 

Learning Exchanges 2022

 


Butternut Chapati


Pawpaw Jam


D'ama


Gurdho/Marqa


Mixed porridge

 

Bunde

 

 

Local Food Fair 2021 on Traditional Food Products in Saku,

Marsabit County, Kenya


Local Food Fair on Traditional Food products in Saku, Marsabit County, Kenya

 

 

Priority traditional food documented in the commune of Banikoara, Benin

 


Kpankpannu


Waguaru


Brunsu


Sote Kokoli Yinbe


Kode Balgui

 

Priority traditional food documented in the commune of Nikki, Benin

 


Soru Mora


Boïri Lamuni


Sote


Kaha Gbara


Kiaru Bakuru