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

Livestock production accounts for approximately one third of the global water footprint, and Ethiopia is no different. A scarce commodity in the country, water availability has been aggravated by climatic fluctuations and rapid economic growth. With the potential consequences for human health of a lack of quality drinking water, as well as for the country's development, there is a strong case for enhancing the role of research for development in understanding better how limited water resources can be used. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Aug/2015

Transhumance livestock production is extensive, and has little market orientation. Households engaged in the production system own large numbers of indigenous livestock compared to sedentary producers. Continue reading

LIVES, Aug/2015

Oromia Insurance Company (OIC), the lone index based insurer of livestock in the country, has launched a new scheme that will entail paying compensation for livestock ahead of the drought season instead of after, as it was originally done. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Aug/2015

IBLI is highlighted this week in Ethiopia's weekly, English Newspaper Addis Fortune. It describes Oromia Insurance Company (OIC)'s efforts to insure livestock in the country through the index-based insurance scheme which compensates pastoralists for forage scarcity in order to keep their animals alive in times of severe drought. Continue reading

IBLI, Aug/2015

The LIVES project is training smallholder farmers in Jimma zone, Oromia on grafting and management of improved avocado seedlings. Ijigu Tefera has grafted and raised more than 1000 improved avocado seedlings. He earned USD 1,250 from the first batch of seedlings he sold. Continue reading

LIVES, Aug/2015

Habil Abdu operates a specialized goat fattening enterprise in South Wollo, Ethiopia that is exemplary in its market orientation. Continue reading

LIVES, Aug/2015

The book, Food Safety and Informal Markets: Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa, based on ILRI-led research, is now open access. Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Jul/2015

A 3-day training workshop organized by IBLI, Cornell university, USAID, Australian Aid and other partners took place on ILRI Addis campus from 15–17 July 2015. Continue reading

IBLI, Jul/2015

As part of its effort to mechanize smallholder dairy production in Ethiopia, the LIVES project recently introduced hand-operated milking machines and cow mats for use by dairy farmers in the country. Continue reading

LIVES, Jul/2015

In Ethiopia, the number of women engaged in agriculture is increasing as more men withdraw from farming. Although women play a central role in agriculture and family well-being, their roles remains invisible and women farmers’ participation in agricultural research and extension is still very low. Africa RISING recently carried out a study to better understand these issues. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jul/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
Fasil Getachew
Research Associate
Fiona Flintan
Rangelands Governance Scientist and Technical Coordinator for International Land Coalition's Rangelands Initiative
Iain Wright
Deputy Director General – Integrated Science

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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
Fasil Getachew
Research Associate

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