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

Motorized feed choppers introduced by the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project are helping the country's livestock farmers better utilize available feed resources to increase milk production. Continue reading →
LIVES, Jul/2016
About a year ago (August 2015), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project in collaboration with the ILRI/GIZ FeedSeed Project organized a training on forage seed production and marketing for 21 female smallholders and five forage experts. Continue reading →
LIVES, Jul/2016
Developed by the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), the International Potato Center (CIP) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), this manual aims to build the knowledge and skills of health and agriculture workers in nutrition-sensitive agriculture so that they can promote health and agricultural and other related practices that maximize nutritional benefits. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Jun/2016
This paper reviews the animal health services in rural areas in the highlands of Ethiopia, particularly those areas of intervention by ILRI’s LIVES Project in Oromia, Tigray, Amhara, and Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples' (SNNP) regional states. Continue reading →
LIVES, Jun/2016
The smallholder pg value chain project in Uganda recently produced two posters - for farmers and for butchers - giving information on how to recognize African Swine fever (ASF). Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jun/2016
Silvopastoral systems provide a broad range of environmental and productive benefits. The presence of trees in farm plots stabilizes hillsides, minimizes erosion, improves the soil’s water retention and nutrient balance, and provides feed and shade for cattle. These practices generate higher milk and meat yields while contributing to the resilience of production systems in the face of climate variability, which is manifesting in increasingly extreme ways in Central America. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Apr/2016
A high-level Canadian delegation visited the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) Project sites in Sidama from 9–10 March 2016. Continue reading →
LIVES, Mar/2016
This toolkit from the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) Project explains the planning, implementation and documentation of the LIVES capacity development and knowledge management interventions. Continue reading →
LIVES, Mar/2016
The LIVES project and partners recently carried out a training on market-oriented extension services for agricultural extension agents in Oromia. Continue reading →
LIVES, Jan/2016
PRIME helps farmers with livestock become more resilient to shocks. It also supports better management of existing water resources through more efficient rain harvesting techniques, better early warning systems and information sharing, and improved governance of communal lands and water spots. By improving linkages in the livestock value chain, PRIME also helps ensure profitable outlets for livestock sales when there is not enough feed available to support existing herd sizes. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jan/2016

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Dorine Odongo
communications and Knowledge management specialist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Zelalem Lema Moti
Research Officer I Innovation in Agricultural System to Enhance Rainwater Management

People working on extension

Dorine Odongo
communications and Knowledge management specialist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Zelalem Lema Moti
Research Officer I Innovation in Agricultural System to Enhance Rainwater Management