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

The Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) in Ethiopia distilled insights, findings and experiences into eight key messages which, taken together, contribute to new water and land management paradigm that enables poor smallholder farmers improve their food security, livelihoods and incomes while conserving the natural resource base. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jul/2014

A common misconception about watermelon is that it contains mainly water and sugar. In reality, it is a nutrient-dense fruit. Watermelon is an excellent source of antioxidants such as lycopene, and also contains vitamins A and C which help prevent cell damage, neutralize and remove free radicals and help fight off different kinds of cancers. Watermelon is also rich in potassium which helps maintain blood pressure to prevent diseases such as stroke, heart disease and also decreases the size of the kidney stones. It is frequently used for body detoxification as it contains a large amounts of water and it also helps in "cleaning" our kidneys. It is a fruit that is rich in an amino acid known as L-citrulline, which the body converts to L-arginine, an essential amino acid that helps relax bl...

LIVES, Jul/2014

In this interview, Eliud Birachi introduces himself and his work with Africa RISING. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in the program. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jun/2014

Ayele and Amarch recently started lucrative vegetable production by irrigation, making a net profit of more than a hundred thousand birr (5,000 USD) in a very short time. Their case shows that smallholder farmers can transform themselves to a more market-oriented production system, with proper extension services to build their capacities and foster market linkages.
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LIVES, Jun/2014

In this interview, Alan Duncan introduces himself and his work with Africa RISING. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in the project. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jun/2014

The latest NBDC technical report is an introductory guide to help people use photos, videos and audio files to develop such digital stories. The guide was produced for internal use by the Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) but has wider usefulness.

NBDC, Jun/2014

"LIVES updates" is a quarterly summary of project programs, activities and news. Continue reading

LIVES, May/2014

The most significant part of research is the point at which the output transforms the lives of those for whom it is intended. When Tilahun Seyoum, a small holder livestock farmer in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, learnt basic principles of goat breeding and health management from a group of researchers his approach to goat [...]

Beca-ILRI Hub, Jun/2014

In this interview, Aster Gebrekirstos introduces herself and her work with Africa RISING. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in the program. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jun/2014

Coffee is a major cash crop in Ethiopia's Jimma zone. The coffee processing business provides livelihoods and contributes to the national economy. By-products - especially coffee pulp - are difficult to dispose of but may be a promising contribution to animal feeding and soil enhancement. Continue reading

LIVES, Jun/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
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
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis

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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
Grum Gebreyesus Teklewold
Research Assistant IV - Animal Breeder/Geneticist
Iain Wright
Deputy Director General – Integrated Science
Muluhiwot Getachew
Programme Coordinator

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