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 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

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

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

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

The conventional banana marketing system in Mirab Abaya district was identified as a major challenge affecting the overall banana value chains. This story tells about the participatory processes of problem identification and introduction of potential interventions to improve banana marketing in the district. The existing scenario was understood through innovation platforms, focus group discussions with producers, discussions with executive committee members of primary marketing cooperatives and field observations. Continue reading http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=lives-ethiopia.org&blog=36031825&post=1400&s...

LIVES, Oct/2014

Some years ago, a local Innovation Platform (IP) was established In Fogera in Ethiopia to bring different stakeholders together for knowledge sharing, joint planning and implementation of development intervention. The stakeholders chose to work on free grazing as a key NRM challenge and fodder development as a promising intervention to tackle the problem of land degradation and animal feed shortage in the area. This article describes some of the challenges and successes encountered in supporting this process.

NBDC, Aug/2014

A two week value chain report validation workshop is underway at the ILRI campu in Addis Ababa. The workshop is jointly organized by CIAT and the Africa RISING project in Ethiopia. It aims to validate and finalize the value chain studies that were conducted earlier this year. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

Although Gamgofa zone is agro-ecologically very suitable for cattle fattening, smallholder cattle fatteners are not earning much from the sector. The beef value chain actors who attended livestock commodity platform meetings organized by Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project, prioritized the poorly developed cattle marketing system as the number one challenge in the zone. Continue reading

LIVES, Oct/2014

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