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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“The hitherto overlooked Brachiaria grasses have returned home to Africa and have been warmly embraced by smallholder dairy farmers in eastern Africa.” Presenting a paper co-authored by nine scientists from seven institutions including the BecA-ILRI Hub, Dr Brigitte Maas from International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) gave an overview of the research, successes and challenges [...]

Beca-ILRI Hub, Oct/2014

The World Bank has proved an additional credit of $US75 million to improve the livelihoods and resilience of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa. The funds will help to strengthen the organizational capacity of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Oct/2014

Africa RISING has received additional support from the USAID mission in Tanzania to scale out appropriate technologies to smallholder farmers in the maize- and rice-farming systems in the country. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

This week, IFPRI and Africa RISING/ILRI organized a one day training for Africa RISING Ethiopia researchers on a Project Monitoring and Mapping Tool (PMMT). Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

African swine fever is one of the major constraints to the productivity of pig enterprises in Uganda. Research efforts to understand how the disease spreads has mostly focused on producers, but other actors in the pig value chain, especially traders, transporters and butchers also play a role in spreading the disease. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Oct/2014

This paper ponders the importance of the missing link between high transaction costs and the lack of institutional and organizational services to farmers for risk reduction and incentive creation. It further proposes an analytic framework that explicitly integrates the economics of natural resource management into institutional and organizational analysis.

NBDC, Oct/2014

A community in Mena, Ethiopia, is running a community-based breeding project with their sheep. After 5 years, researchers are seeing positive results in terms of people's livelihods and income, collective efforts, community empowerment, and the quality of the local sheep. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Oct/2014

This article focuses on a research-for-development project in the Ethiopian highlands which established three Innovation Platforms (IPs) for improved natural resource management. Relatively little is known about how IPs operate in practice, particularly how power dynamics influence platform processes.

NBDC, Oct/2014

Annie Cook is a veterinary epidemiologist which means she investigates the behaviour of diseases in animal populations. I am particularly interested in zoonoses: diseases that pass from animals to people.

AgHealth, Oct/2014

This paper draws lessons from two years of work with ‘innovation platforms’ that were established by the Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) program in an attempt to strengthen landscape-level rainwater management in Ethiopia. The NDBC’s work included the use of an innovation fund to support pilot interventions.

NBDC, Oct/2014

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Anne Gesare
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People working on East Africa

Abenet Yabowork
Knowledge Curation Manager
Anne Gesare
Anthony Wamai
A.Wamai@cgiar.org
Barack W. 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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