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A newly published paper discusses the variability of local understanding of ownership based on seven areas related to livestock farming. This variability has significant implications on intra-household roles, decision-making and ultimately food security. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Mar/2015

The LIVES project is testing different training approaches and methods such as couples training, mixed-participant training, coaching and mentoring, direct training and training of trainers (ToT). This blog story shares preliminary observations on potential advantages and disadvantages of a mixed-participant training approach used in LIVES. Continue reading

LIVES, Mar/2015

Tomato staking is one of the practices that, if improved, could help smallholder farmers in Jimma zone improve the crop's production. In November 2014, the LIVES project organized a tailor-made study tour and training for farmers that included visits to the Holeta Agricultural Research Centre and to five farmers involved in high-value vegetable crops farming around Meki and Holeta. Continue reading

LIVES, Feb/2015

In Africa RISING, innovation platforms are one of the mechanisms of ensuring research is put into use and actually contributes to solving real problems that are based on a real demand. Here is an overview of the theory, practice and perspectives around innovation platforms in the program. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Feb/2015

A team of LIVES project staff, livestock development, health and administration officials from Dedo, Kersa and Seka Chekorsa districts and Jimma zone administrators designed and implemented a hormone assisted oestrous synchronization and mass artificial insemination (OSMAI) project from October – November 2014 in the three districts. Continue reading

LIVES, Feb/2015

Facilitators play key roles in making sure the IPs function well. This manual is prepared for innovation platform facilitators in Africa RISING Ethiopia sites to help them get the basics of facilitating innovation platforms. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Feb/2015

Update on ILRI Ethiopia staff appointments January–February 2015. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Feb/2015

Uninsured risk exposure and the experience of uninsured shocks in low-income rural communities cause serious welfare losses and distort behaviors, potentially even resulting in poverty traps. However, conventional insurance products are routinely unavailable due to moral hazard and adverse selection problems, as well as high transaction costs in infrastructure-poor areas. Continue reading

IBLI, Feb/2015

Migrant pastoralists on the arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) of East Africa are among the poorest and most vulnerable people on earth. Most of their economic activity is based around livestock herding and management. Continue reading

IBLI, Feb/2015

Africa RISING in Ethiopia has started to work with partners and farmers to identify and work on model watersheds in three of its research sites: Lemo, Basona and Abraha Atsbaha, and Maichew. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015