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

A recent study by ICRAF presents information on tree-crop-livestock farming system constraints in the four Africa RISING project sites in Ethiopia. It identifies local innovation platforms as a key mechanism to prioritize and work together on problems and solutions in each site. Specific roles and implementation modalities are set out. Continue reading

Africa RISING, May/2014

In research for development projects such as Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES), we produce huge amounts of content that include case studies, opinion pieces, reports of all sorts (monthly, event, trip, annual) briefs, flyers, press releases, emails, podcasts, photos/videos, blogs, the list goes on. Blogs are proving to be one of the best mechanisms to bring out content to a wider audience, especially in the research and development environment where detailed research outputs of many pages are written and hardly read. Continue reading

LIVES, May/2014

CARE Ethiopia, CARE’s Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP), the CGIAR Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security programme (CCAFS) and the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE).will organize a learning event in Addis Ababa in September to exchange learning from experiences and evidence on climate change adaptation and resilience Continue reading

ILRI clippings, May/2014

Farmer Yohannes holds his sixteen (16) eggs, five hundred Ethiopian Birr and his brand new savings account book for his first ever bank account with only two entries – the starting balance and one subsequent saving deposit. He is celebrating a successful chicken farming enterprise; a partnership with his wife who helped feed the chickens at the right time and with his daughter who kept the records. Besides all that, he is also a converted believer to proper animal husbandry. This may be the reason Tadelle Dessie, a scientist in animal genetics and breeding; and the project leader, based at ILRI’s Addis Ababa campus, says that ‘chicken farming is the first ladder in the pathways out of poverty’ when we discuss the project with him. Continue reading ...

Sustainable Livestock Digest, May/2014

Tilahun Seyoum is by all standards a grown up responsible husband, father and community leader. He also belongs to the school of thought that believes, to learning there is no end. Thus, after many years of keeping goats, cattle and sheep, he has in the last few months, learnt one new thing. He has learnt that the yellow tag now hanging from the ear of his goat means that the goat will sell for a higher price compared to that of his friend in the neighbouring village. That yellow tag means the parents of the animals are known and performances of its future offspring can be predicted hence the higher value compared to untagged animals. Continue reading ...

Sustainable Livestock Digest, May/2014

The eighth key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'improve markets, value chains and multi-stakeholder processes to enhance benefits and sustainability of interventions'.

NBDC, May/2014

The seventh key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'attend to downstream and off-site benefits of rainwater management as well as upstream or on-farm benefits and costs.' How do land and water management interventions affect, positively or negatively, downstream and/or off-site users?

NBDC, May/2014

The sixth key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'integrate multiple rainwater management interventions at watershed and basin scales to benefit rainwater management programs.' The NBDC took a landscape approach that integrated multiple rainwater management strategies affecting diverse users.

NBDC, May/2014

The Livestock and Fish program is working hand in hand with partners to implement the Ethiopia sheep and goat value chain and this development is another great opportunity to enhance and grow the partnership opportunities along the entire farm to fork approach. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, May/2014

Addis Ababa has the largest number of butcheries and meat consumers (around 30% of the national meat consumption is in Addis Ababa). To serve these consumers, there are five regional livestock market centers around Addis Ababa: Kerra, Shogolle, Akaki, Karalo and Berchuko. Compared to the supply of animals to Addis Ababa, the market centers are not adequate. In addition, the existing market centers do not have all the necessary facilities. Furthermore, technical backstopping is required for the development of the marketing system. Continue reading

LIVES, May/2014