East Africa

ILRI is operating in East Africa with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
 
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Maize is a major food crop in the lowlands and mid-highlands of Ethiopia, but its stover is hardly utilized efficiently as animal feed, particularly in rain-fed maize production systems. Irrigated maize production offers an opportunity for fodder production which rain-fed maize farming does not. Continue reading

LIVES, Jul/2014

Gerardine Mukeshimana, a plant researcher working at the BecA-ILRI Hub, has been appointed minister of agriculture and animal resources in Rwanda. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

Using the Horn of Africa as an example, the maps illustrate different steps in a methodology developed to estimate and map the economic benefits to livestock keepers of controlling a disease (Shaw et al. 2014). Cattle are first assigned to different production systems as shown in Map 1, illustrating for example, where mixed farming is heavily dependent on the use of draft oxen in Ethiopia, areas of Sudan and South Sudan where oxen use is much lower, and the strictly pastoral areas of Somalia and Kenya. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

In order to enhance measurement of resilience, and to better understand and target interventions that will enhance resilience, the Technical Consortium is developing a pilot spatial tool.

Technical Consortium for Building Resilience in the Horn of Africa blog, May/2014

This 5-minute film tells the story of the Tanzanian Tanga Dairy Platform, which is helping dairy farmers in Tanzania to improve their milk production and sales. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

This short film tells the story of Sheha Saidi, a dairy farmer from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, who compares her experiences of keeping dairy cattle in Tanzania’s largest city with the experiences of her sister who lives and keeps dairy cows in Pongwe, Tanga.
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ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

The idiom ‘the tragedy of the commons’ was coined in the 19th century Britain. It expresses the failure of farmers to achieve the collective good of their communal grazing lands through their destructive competitive use. The tragedy is caused by overstocking and overgrazing and expressed in land degradation, feed shortage, low livestock productivity and loss of farmers’ livelihoods from livestock. The Atsbi livestock keepers in Tigray region however, acted proactively in a community-based approach to govern their communal land. Continue reading http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=lives-ethiopia.org&blog=36031825&...

LIVES, Jul/2014

In the film, Faustina Akyoo, a small-scale dairy farmer, explains how she learnt dairying from her parents in Arusha before moving to the coastal town of Tanga where she continued keeping cows in addition to taking up employment. She is now retired, and her five dairy cows are an important source of income for her family. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

Allocating irrigable plots for fodder production has until now been unthinkable among smallholder farmers in Ethiopia. Pioneers like Tesfaye, a smallholder farmer in Tigray region, has recently adopted an uncommon irrigation farming practice – he grows Alfalfa on a plot of about 300 square-meters for his dairy cow alongside his high-value vegetable crops. Continue reading

LIVES, Jul/2014

On 8 May 2014 the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program supported the Global Knowledge Initiative's (GKI) dairy value chain collaboration colloquium in Kampala. It sponsored three Tanzania dairy value chain partners who participated as challengers in the event. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jul/2014

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