extension

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on extension. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to extension. See ILRI research on other subjects

This poster, prepared for the ILRI@40 series of events, gives an overview of LIVES project approaches and strategies as well as the project outputs from January 2013 to October 2014. Continue reading

LIVES, Dec/2014

To address gaps in the dairy production in the region, the Oromia Livestock Development and Health Agency (OLDHA) in partnership with the LIVES project established the Oromia dairy platform, on 6 November 2014, which will create a dialog and policy forum for relevant stakeholders in the dairy sector. Continue reading

LIVES, Dec/2014

Azage Tegegne, who leads the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project has been honoured by the Ethiopian Government for his role in improving dairy cattle genetics and dairy value chain development in the country. Continue reading

LIVES, Nov/2014

Ethiopia's millions of cattle owners face challenges to increase the productivity of their animals. They often struggle to keep them healthy and well-fed. Managing the quality of the breed is one of the challenges that is getting better, thanks to improvements in the ways that artificial insemination (AI) services are provided. Continue reading

LIVES, Nov/2014

  Ten years ago, access to computers, the internet and other information communication technology (ICT) tools was practically unheard of in the rural districts of Ethiopia. Conventional extension service delivery came in the form of face-to-face knowledge exchange, demonstrations, trainings and visits, handwritten reports and scant reference materials, some as old as 20 years.  However, … Continue reading

LIVES, Nov/2014

The idiom ‘the tragedy of the commons’ was coined in the 19th century Britain. It expresses the failure of farmers to achieve the collective good of their communal grazing lands through their destructive competitive use. The tragedy is caused by overstocking and overgrazing and expressed in land degradation, feed shortage, low livestock productivity and loss of farmers’ livelihoods from livestock. The Atsbi livestock keepers in Tigray region however, acted proactively in a community-based approach to govern their communal land. Continue reading http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=lives-ethiopia.org&blog=36031825&...

LIVES, Jul/2014

The Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) in Ethiopia distilled insights, findings and experiences into eight key messages which, taken together, contribute to new water and land management paradigm that enables poor smallholder farmers improve their food security, livelihoods and incomes while conserving the natural resource base. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jul/2014

Ayele and Amarch recently started lucrative vegetable production by irrigation, making a net profit of more than a hundred thousand birr (5,000 USD) in a very short time. Their case shows that smallholder farmers can transform themselves to a more market-oriented production system, with proper extension services to build their capacities and foster market linkages.
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LIVES, Jun/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 http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=lives-ethiopia.org&blog=3...

LIVES, May/2014

The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) just published a summary of land and water research, lessons and outcomes generated by the Nile Basin Development Challenge in Ethiopia. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

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Dorine Odongo
communications and Knowledge management specialist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Robert Ochago
Gender,Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

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People working on extension

Dorine Odongo
communications and Knowledge management specialist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Robert Ochago
Gender,Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist