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Improving value chains performance is high on the agenda of Livestock and Fish country value chain programs. Public-private partnerships can identify stakeholders with a significant interest in value chain programing, allowing for mutual trust building and understanding to accommodate different roles, responsibilities, interests, joint design and co-delivery of research for development work. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Mar/2015

This story is about a couple, Bizunesh Abu (30) and Wendu Gutema (40), living in Mojo town, Oromia who started dairy farming and fattening of bulls calves after attending a short-term training on business entrepreneurship. Continue reading

LIVES, Mar/2015

The follow-up workshop objectives were to: arrive at a common understanding of the Theory of Change approach, especially for scientists and partners who were not at the Nairobi workshop, revisit and review the change pathway developed for the Ethiopia small ruminants value chains, and validate and refine the change pathway developed for the Ethiopia small ruminants value chains Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Mar/2015

An Australian Aid-funded project seeks to generate a number of policy-relevant results on the feedbacks between migrant pastoralism and the environment, including addressing the impacts of new index insurance products. Continue reading

IBLI, Mar/2015

Butter is a delicious and popular dairy product in Ethiopia. Improving churning efficiency and time are key considerations in the whole dairy business. To improve butter churning by local farmers/dairy processors, the LIVES project tested a manual plastic churn used for small-scale processing in Europe. The device was compared with the traditional clay pout churn in SNNP, Oromia and Tigray regions. Continue reading

LIVES, Mar/2015

Traditional is not synonymous to backward. Traditional ways of agricultural production and processing may have to be modernized through introduction of modern technologies. Yet, modern technologies need to beat the traditional ones to be adopted. A technology in point is the age-old traditional butter churn in Ethiopia. Continue reading

LIVES, Mar/2015

Men leading research at the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub pay tribute to women who influenced their career A lot has been said about the under-representation of women in the field of science and technology; something has been said about women who have made significant contributions to science; but not [...]

Beca-ILRI Hub, Mar/2015

The Oromia Agricultural Research Institute (OARI) inaugurated its new headquarters on 8 February 2015. The building houses a food science laboratory, conference centre, library, training rooms and several offices. High-level government officials including Muktar Kedir, the Oromia regional president, state ministers and directors of federal and regional research institutes attended the event. About 500 guests including researchers, development practitioners, NGOs staff, farmers and extension professionals attended the inauguration ceremony.
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LIVES, Mar/2015

On 5 February 2015, the Humidtropics Ethiopia Action Site R4D Platform was launched at the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa. The platform is designed to oversee, and link with, the local level innovation platforms at field sites for co-learning and guiding Humidtropics integrated research-for-development activities in the country. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2015

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