Ethiopia

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Hybrid vegetables reduce environmental pollution as high productivity reduces expansion of irrigated land and thus reduces the aggravation of soil salinity, especially in the rift valley areas. In addition, these hybrid varieties are more resistant to disease and pest as compared to the conventional ones (open pollinated varieties) and thus help reduce the amount of fungicides and pesticides applied. Use of hybrid varieties of vegetables has become common in East Shoa zone of Oromia region.
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LIVES, Oct/2014

Following the recent workshop on 'Integrating Gender into Agricultural Programming', the Africa RISING project in the Ethiopian Highlands has decided to engage 'gender champions' to raise gender awareness, cultivate gender equity and ensure sustainability of gender work in the project. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Sep/2014

The post-workshop evaluation from the recent Ethiopia workshop on 'Integrating Gender into Agricultural Programming' revealed that various participants had greater familiarity and experience with gender especially among the female participants. Both male and female participants clearly needed further support, training, and assistance to translate gender into practical changes in their work. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Sep/2014

Poor-quality feed, fluctuating feed supplies and seasonal feed shortages are major constraints to increasing livestock productivity in many tropical countries. Forage diversity is an essential resource for the selection and breeding of superior forages for use in smallholder farming to alleviate these constraints. This poster, prepared for the Tropentag 2014 conference, describes forage diversity activities … Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Sep/2014

A modest, unlikely vehicle for smallholder farmers in Sidamma, Ethiopia to make ends meet is the pineapple, which was introduced here about 50 years ago. Pineapples should do well here, where the warm climate and soils suit the plant. Although pineapples can fruit throughout the year, in Sidama, the peak harvests are from April to May and October to November.
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LIVES, Sep/2014

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Workshop participants From 18-20 August, the Africa RISING project in Ethiopia joined forces with the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish to hold a gender training for staff and partners in both projects. The workshop aimed to introduce workshop participants to: Different concepts of gender and the importance of…

Africa RISING, Sep/2014

From 18-20 August, the Africa RISING project in Ethiopia joined forces with the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish to hold a gender training for staff and partners in both projects. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

In 2013, the Africa RISING project in Ethiopia initiated a series of participatory assessments to diagnose and characterize the farming systems and communities where the project is working. A series of short briefs explains the different approaches and how they were used Continue reading

Africa RISING, Sep/2014

Typical long-horned goats of Abergelle Amhara, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet). ‘Quantitative information on the importance of livestock systems in African drylands is scarce. A new study by Tim Robinson, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and Giulia Conchedda, of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), helps to redress this. The study … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

ILRI's Tim Robinson maps the changing demand for livestock products and associated changes in production that will be required to meet future demand in African drylands. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Asebe Abdena
Forage Seed Production Officer
Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Elias Damtew
Research Technician IV
Ewen Le Borgne
Knowledge sharing and communication specialist
Fiona Flintan
Rangelands Governance Scientist
Grum Gebreyesus Teklewold
Research Assistant IV - Animal Breeder/Geneticist
Iain Wright
Deputy Director General – Integrated Science
Muluhiwot Getachew
Programme Coordinator
Peter Ballantyne
Head, Communications and Knowledge Management

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People working on Ethiopia

Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Asebe Abdena
Forage Seed Production Officer
Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Elias Damtew
Research Technician IV
Ewen Le Borgne
Knowledge sharing and communication specialist
Fiona Flintan
Rangelands Governance Scientist
Grum Gebreyesus Teklewold
Research Assistant IV - Animal Breeder/Geneticist
Iain Wright
Deputy Director General – Integrated Science

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