Ethiopia

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on Ethiopia. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to Ethiopia. See ILRI research on other countries

It has not easy to measure innovation platforms (IPs) contribution to research and development outcomes. From ILRI’s experience, the complex nature of issues that IPs try to address and the more emphasis given to effective integration of IPs into the research process, rather than evaluating their contribution to intervention outcomes, have contributed to an information gap. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Apr/2015

Koga irrigation scheme is one of the few largest irrigation schemes in Ethiopia that are managed by smallholder farmers. The LIVES project supports Rhodes grass producers and seed traders at the Koga irrigation scheme by mentoring and demonstrating propagation methods, production practices, seed harvesting, processing and handling practices. Continue reading

LIVES, Apr/2015

It is some time since I have been able to visit our field sites in Ethiopia. The Christmas break and our jaunts in India and California seem to have taken out most of 2015 so far. So, it has been really interesting for me to join our internally-commissioned, external review team during their fact-finding tours of the Lemo and Endamehoni sites.
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Africa RISING, Apr/2015

The Africa RISING project in the Ethiopian Highlands promotes capacity building for human resources development and strengthening local partner organizations in a range of ways, all of which are designed to respond to demand from all of our partners. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Apr/2015

In February 2015, the Oromia Region Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project implementation committee carried out a field visit in West Shoa zone. The objective of the visit was to gain better insight of what’s on the ground so that feasible activities can be planned for the following project year. Continue reading

LIVES, Apr/2015

The 2nd Lemo woreda Innovation platform (IP) meeting was held on 19th Feb 2015 in Hosanna, the capital of the woreda. The focus of the meeting was to share the findings of the action research the project carried out in 2014 to local partners for potential scaling up. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Apr/2015

Mileat Gebrehiwot is one of the beekeepers technically supported by the Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project and is a member of a local beekeeping platform. We wanted to explore further the mystery of her success in beekeeping that could be of lesson to other beekeepers in the country. Continue reading

LIVES, Mar/2015

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an an eight-country trade bloc in Africa including governments from the Horn of Africa, the Nile Valley and the African Great Lakes region and with headquarters in Djibouti City, signed a memorandum of understanding last Friday (27 Mar 2015) with the International livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2015

Genetic improvement of small ruminants has been identified as a “best bet” in Ethiopia’s highland areas. As part of the Livestock and Fish small ruminant value chain development activities in Ethiopias, community-based breeding programs established through an earlier project (located in Horro, Menz, Bonga and Abergelle) were strengthened and new ones were established in Atsbi and Doyogena. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Mar/2015

The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project team in Amhara demonstrated onion seed production practices in Kalu District of South Wollo zone. The yield from the demonstration plots showed onion seed production is more lucrative than onion bulb production. Continue reading

LIVES, Mar/2015

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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
Asaah Ndambi
Livestock Scientist
Asebe Abdena
Forage Seed Production Officer
Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Elias Damtew
Research Associate
Ewen Le Borgne
Team leader Knowledge, Engagement and Collaboration
Fiona Flintan
Rangelands Governance Scientist and Technical Coordinator for International Land Coalition's Rangelands Initiative
Iain Wright
Deputy Director General – Integrated Science
Jason Sircely
Ecosystem Ecologist

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People working on Ethiopia

Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
Asaah Ndambi
Livestock Scientist
Asebe Abdena
Forage Seed Production Officer
Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Elias Damtew
Research Associate
Ewen Le Borgne
Team leader Knowledge, Engagement and Collaboration
Fiona Flintan
Rangelands Governance Scientist and Technical Coordinator for International Land Coalition's Rangelands Initiative

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