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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To promote improved feeds for livestock in Uganda, a four-day training on the Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST) was held in Wakiso District in Uganda from 15-18 December, 2014 for non-technical feed experts and private and local government extension workers. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jan/2015

On 13 December 2014, members of the Sinana innovation platform (IP) members and technical group (TG) held a farmers field day that attracted many farmers and others (woreda IP members, private sector workers, media and government decision makers) to see the farmer field interventions. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

This RISING voices article features an interview with Anthony Kimaro, a scientist with Africa RISING and country representative for ICRAF in Tanzania. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

Livestock are an important component of the farming system in Tanzania’s Babati District. However, recent increases in demand for food within the farming community in the region have led to permanent cultivation of more land to expand crop production. This has led to significant reduction of pastures for livestock, consequently leaving them vulnerable to starvation … Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

This RISING voices article features an interview with Mateete Bekunda, chief scientist in the East and Southern Africa (ESA) project of the Africa RISING Program and a farming systems agronomist with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

Before year 2007/08, the system of wetland grazing management was communal in west shoa zone of Ethiopia, although there was loose control from individuals on their piece of grazing lands. Nowadays, private grazing land and hay preparation are becoming common in West shoa zone. “If a person is herding his animals in June in one place, you will find him/her in the same place in September” explains a community member in West Shoa zone; showing the high degree of private use of grazing lands and the disruption of the previous rotational system between wetland and upland areas.At the moment,the private grazing land (0.25 to 0.5 ha/household on average) is used for hay making and/or grazing. Furthermore, private grazing lands are larger in size than communal ones and the latter are diminishi...

LIVES, Jan/2015

Iddo Dror prepared this case study with case writer Shreya Maheshwari and IBLI team leader Andrew Mude as the
basis for class discussion rather than to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of an administrative situation.
This case was prepared in collaboration with the IBLI team and benefited from useful insights by a range of partners
and collaborators of the IBLI program. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

Mrs. Ephraim Lukumay, a farmer in Bermi village, Babati District of Tanzania tells of how Amaranth farming has changed her life for the better - thanks to Africa RISING initiative to promote the vegetable in collaboration with AVRDC. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

Speaking exclusively to the "Daily News on Saturday", the Tanzania Milk Processors Association Executive Secretary, Mr Edmond Mariki, said that innovation platforms used in the three-year MilkIT project that enhanced dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches is something they welcome. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Dec/2014

Gity Behrevan during the BecA-ILRI-Sweden partnership review in Nairobi, November 2013 (photo credit: BecA-ILRI Hub/Tim Hall). ‘Biosciences research could transform Africa’s agriculture and lead to food and nutrition security, but little is being done locally to support its funding, experts say. ‘Researchers and policymakers who attended a review meeting of the Biosciences eastern and central … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Dec/2014

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Abenet Yabowork
Knowledge Curation Manager
Anne Gesare
Research Analyst
Anthony Wamai
A.Wamai@cgiar.org
Barack Wamkaya Wanjawa
Engineering Maintenance Coordinator
Benjamin Ashuma
Finance and Accounting Officer
Bernhard Hack
Research Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing Specialist
Bethelhem Alemu
Digital Communication Specialist
Birhan Abdulkadir
Field Research Officer/ Data Management Specialist

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