Ethiopia

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For most smallholder farmers in Amhara region, chicken production plays a significant role as a source of supplementary income and quality diet for household consumption. The business is suitable for smallholder farmers as it requires little initial capital, small space, and  it is manageable by women and children. Most (> 99%) of chicken products (egg … Continue reading

LIVES, Feb/2014

Mixed crop–livestock farming system is a major livelihood strategy in most sub-Sahara African countries. Low water use efficiency and water scarcity characterize the dominant rainfed agricultural production system in the densely populated highlands of Ethiopia. Improving water productivity in the rainfed system is among the ways of overcoming the water scarcity challenge. This study was […]

NBDC, Feb/2014

Until the early 1980s, maize, cotton and sweet potato were important crops produced by farmers in Arba Minch Zuria and Mirab Abaya districts of the Gamo Gofa zone in SNNPR. During that period, the then Arba Minch state farm had 62 ha of land covered by dwarf Cavendish banana. Experts in the office of agriculture … Continue reading

LIVES, Feb/2014

Feed availability is a major constraint to increasing livestock productivity in Ethiopia. Introducing technologies is one of the most common ways that agricultural research and development organizations can assist the farmers they serve.

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Africa RISING, Feb/2014

Humbo is one of the districts in SNNPR where LIVES is currently operating. It has an independent livestock marketing center well situated in the district town. The livestock market is large and is an important hub for traders and buyers from across the country. Although different types of livestock (fattened cattle, breeding cows, heifers, calves, … Continue reading

LIVES, Feb/2014

Some 5 years ago Ato Berhanu Mulu – the Kalu District fruit and vegetable subject matter specialist, initiated an Association for the production and sale of tropical fruit seedlings – mango, avocado and citrus. Over the years, membership increased from 25 to 53 and most members are young man – only 2 female members. After … Continue reading

LIVES, Feb/2014

The Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) Program of the Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) has been working in three woredas (districts) in Ethiopia – Jeldu, Diga and Fogera. Each of the project established an innovation platform (IP) in which lessons and knowledge are shared and joint approaches towards problem identification and solutions are […]

NBDC, Feb/2014

Over 200 million people in sub-Saharan Africa depend on the bean crop as a primary staple food. Millions of smallholder farmers in this region also rely on the production and sale of beans as the source of household income. Change in consumer lifestyle and preferences has changed over time with a growing middle class in […]

BioInnovate Africa, Feb/2014

Understanding the basic relationships between rainfall, runoff, soil moisture and ground water level are vital for an effective and sustainable water resources planning and management activities. But so far there are no hydrological studies in Meja watershed that aims to understand the watershed characteristics and runoff generation processes. This study was conducted to understand runoff […]

NBDC, Feb/2014

Termites are a major pest in the semi-arid and sub-humid tropics. They pose a serious threat to agricultural crops, forestry seedlings, rangelands and wooden structures. In Ethiopia the problem is particularly serious in the western part of the country, specifically in Wollega Zones of Oromia Region. In the past, several attempts were made to reduce damage […]

NBDC, Feb/2014

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