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

Women represent 70% of African smallholder chicken producers. Chickens can be a real way out of difficult livelihoods for these women and the households they attend to. A new project, SciDev.Net recently reported, is aiming at leveraging this potential in novel ways. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2015

On 14-16 September 2015, the Safe Food, Fair Food project partners held their final synthesis meeting in Berlin, Germany to share and compile the progress on the pilot intervention studies to improve food safety in livestock and fish value chains in sub-Saharan Africa. We also reflected on the overall achievements of the project and constraints … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Sep/2015

Tadele Gobeze is a young entrepreneur engaged in the supply of fruit seedlings in Mecha district of the Amhara Region with the support of the LIVES project. Continue reading

LIVES, Nov/2015

Since 2012 , Africa RISING project in the Ethiopian highlands engaged quite a number of farmers (men, women and youth) in all the research processes including diagnosis, participation of different on-farm research trials, demonstration and evaluation, decision making and capacity building activities through different approaches. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Nov/2015

LIVES to organize regional workshops and exhibitions in four regions to promote LIVES experiences in value chain development, and encourage regional partners to further scale out LIVES value chain development interventions. Continue reading

LIVES, Nov/2015

We recently published a paper looking at how the Ethiopian dairy innovation system has functioned to support the development of the Ethiopian dairy sector and what have been the major technical, economic, and institutional constraints in the process. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Oct/2015

Industrialization is key to economic development, and agriculture—supplying raw materials for processing and value addition—is an essential component of that process. Comprising more than 40% of national GDP and producing the overwhelming majority of the Ethiopia's food, smallholder farmers are at the centre of the country's recent economic success. So declared the director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Jimmy Smith, in an agriculture panel discussion, this week, organized by the Economist magazine and held at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Oct/2015

Ethiopian farmer with fresh milk from her cow (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu). This article is written by ILRI scientists Dawit Gizachew, Barbara Szonyi, Azage Tegegne, Jean Hanson and Delia Grace Editor’s note: A statement in the article below, comparing various levels of risk, offended some of our readers. We thank those readers who let us … Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Oct/2015

This brief reports on the use of a gender capacity assessment and development methodology and tools in the Ethiopia small ruminant value chain project. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Oct/2015

A recent addition to the Ethiopian diet, the potato—unlike cereals—has a short crop cycle, and, therefore, could substantially improve the incomes and livelihoods of producers, traders and other actors in the potato value chain. However, the value chain is generally underdeveloped. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2015