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

On 15 October 2015, ILRI, ICARDA and ATA joined hands to demonstrate their commitment to integrate gender in agricultural programs by sharing the gender capacity assessment methodology and tools developed by the CGIAR research program on Livestock and Fish. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Dec/2015
A new program that will address genetic constraints to dairy production in Ethiopia and Tanzania has been launched. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Nov/2015
To promote value chain thinking in Ethiopia, the LIVES project is using coaching and mentoring combined with training, demonstration and study tours to facilitate knowledge sharing and skills transfer among actors along livestock and crop value chains. Ejigu Tefera, a farmer in Kersa District, Jimma zone, is a key local resource person who trains and coaches producers and development agents on seeds, seedling production and grafting techniques. Continue reading →
LIVES, Nov/2015
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