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Tomato staking is one of the practices that, if improved, could help smallholder farmers in Jimma zone improve the crop's production. In November 2014, the LIVES project organized a tailor-made study tour and training for farmers that included visits to the Holeta Agricultural Research Centre and to five farmers involved in high-value vegetable crops farming around Meki and Holeta. Continue reading

LIVES, Feb/2015

The leadership committee of Tanzania's Babati District research for development (R4D) platform, JUMBA (Jukwaa la Utafiti kwa Maendeleo wilaya ya Babati) recently held a two-day retreat to refine its constitution, vision and mission and to develop and prioritize JUMBA activities for 2015. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Feb/2015

Five ILRI researchers working with the LIVES project have been honoured by the Tigray Agricultural Research Institute for their contribution for the successful completion of the mass synchronization and artificial insemination of cattle in Tigray, Ethiopia and for strengthening regional research system. Continue reading

LIVES, Feb/2015

On 13 December 2014, members of the Sinana innovation platform (IP) members and technical group (TG) held a farmers field day that attracted many farmers and others (woreda IP members, private sector workers, media and government decision makers) to see the farmer field interventions. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

Have we misunderstood technology adoption all these years? The annual monitoring and evaluation meeting of the Africa RISING program featured a presentation by David Spielman (IFPRI) that addressed this very issue. It connected strongly with CCAFS work on social learning and showed some directions for social learning to remain relevant for many and for the long haul... Continue reading

Maarifa, Dec/2014

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

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communications and Knowledge management specialist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development

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Dorine Odongo
communications and Knowledge management specialist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development