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 first key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'empower local communities and develop their leadership capacities to achieve long-term benefits and sustainable outcomes. Participatory design and planning on rainwater management interventions ensures key issues are addressed, the right pilot interventions are taking place and provides long term solutions with the commitment of everyone.

NBDC, Apr/2014

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), and partners from the National Agricultural Research System are supporting community-based breeding programs (CBBPs) in Ethiopia. This project report provides preliminary results in terms of the reproductive performance of indigenous sheep breeds kept under CBBPs, the effects of non-genetic factors on the performance of the sheep breeds in Ethiopia and overall progress in institutionalizing CBBPs. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, May/2014

  There is a broad consensus that most smallholder agricultural systems in Africa are far from being 21st century agriculture. Measured by multiple criteria including the use of technologies, application of inputs, and organizational and institutional set ups required for modern production, processing and marketing of agricultural produces, smallholder agriculture in Ethiopia is not exceptional. … Continue reading

LIVES, Apr/2014

The 'FeedSeed' project at the International Livestock Research Institute is working with public and private partners to help create a sustainable forage seed supply system in Ethiopia. The idea is to help local entrepreneurs start up forage seed businesses, mainly by establishing a public business incubator that can provide training and mentoring to the entrepreneurs. From 7-11 April 2014, the project organized a technical and business skills development training course for potential forage seed entrepreneurs. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Apr/2014

The 2014 workplan of the Africa RISING project in Ethiopia sets out 7 research for development focus areas. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Apr/2014

Gender is a critical component of the farming system, and women play a significant role in agricultural and livestock value chains. Nevertheless, it is reported that gender issues have been overlooked in most value chains. To address this issue, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gender scientists organized and conducted a rapid small ruminant value chain analysis in the eight action sites of CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish in Ethiopia. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Apr/2014

The Amhara region of Ethiopia produces many cool season vegetables: Cabbages, carrots, beetroot, Swiss chard and lettuce are widely grown and supplied to local markets throughout the year. However, cauliflower, the most expensive cool season vegetable is not well-known to smallholder or commercial farmers in the region. Continue reading

LIVES, Apr/2014

A sourcebook from the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, entitled ‘Addressing Water, Food and Poverty Problems Together—Methods, Tools and Lessons’ presents more than 50 articles on how to improve ecological and social resilience. One of the articles looks at 'A gendered sustainable livelihood framework to assess livestock water productivity'. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Apr/2014

A new sourcebook from the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, entitled ‘Addressing Water, Food and Poverty Problems Together—Methods, Tools and Lessons’ presents more than 50 articles on how to improve ecological and social resilience. One of the articles looks at 'strategies for increasing Livestock Water Productivity in the Blue Nile Basin'.

NBDC, Apr/2014

Eight reports from rapid assessments of small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia have been published. The assessments describe the various value chains, assess strengths and weaknesses, and list some ‘best bet’ intervention plans for each of the sites.

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Livestock and Fish, Apr/2014

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