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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

The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) team recently participated in a conference on innovations in post-harvest handling and agro-processing in Africa. Continue reading

LIVES, Jul/2015

Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. Hindi versions of a series of Innovation platforms practice briefs were published in June 2015. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Jun/2015

Elda Mmary, a female extension officer talks about her work with smallholder farmers on the Africa RISING project in Babati District, Tanzania. Continue reading

Africa RISING, May/2015

On 6 May 2015, Ethiopia's Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) hosted a seminar on ‘Market-oriented extension services for agricultural transformation in Ethiopia’ in Addis Ababa. About 60 staff from the MoA attended the seminar, many of whom were young experts and women.
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LIVES, May/2015

This study, based on survey data of 5004 Ethiopian smallholder households that was collected out by the LIVES project, describes the existing situation and the economic impacts in households involved in small ruminant production with regard to herd size, access to market and involvement of institutional services such as extension and credit. Continue reading

LIVES, May/2015

The Smallholder Pig Value Chain Development (SPVCD) in Uganda project, which is led by ILRI, has established partnerships with private sector organizations to offer advisory services through trainings for pig farmers in Uganda. In February 2015, ILRI collaborated with Pig Production and Marketing Uganda Limited on a training workshop on piggery management for small and medium-scale farmers. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Apr/2015

The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project team in Amhara demonstrated onion seed production practices in Kalu District of South Wollo zone. The yield from the demonstration plots showed onion seed production is more lucrative than onion bulb production. Continue reading

LIVES, Mar/2015

Farmer training centres (FTCs) have been designed and used to improve agricultural extension services delivery in many developing countries. Ethiopia is promoting the FTC approach with the hope of improving the reach and effectiveness of agricultural extension and the participation of farmers in technology development. Continue reading

LIVES, Mar/2015

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

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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