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

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

Agricultural knowledge centers are supporting agricultural experts to growth professionalism in Seka Chekorsa District of Oromia region by offering access to new information and skills. Continue reading

LIVES, Jan/2016

The Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project is in a position to support the scaling out of the interventions across the project areas. Continue reading

LIVES, Dec/2015

Market-oriented development is a relatively new strategy in Ethiopia and a lot of work is needed to help transform the country’s agricultural sector. As part of this process, the LIVES project team has undertaken to strengthen innovation and learning capacity of value chain actors. ILRI capacity development brief 7, Capacity development in the LIVES Ethiopia project, examines three aspects of this issue in Ethiopia: training and coaching value chain actors and service providers; LIVES capacity development scaling out strategy; and capacity development of public sector staff. Continue reading

LIVES, Dec/2015

To promote value chain thinking in Ethiopia, the LIVES project is using coaching and mentoring combined with training, demonstration and study tours to facilitate knowledge sharing and skills transfer among actors along livestock and crop value chains. Ejigu Tefera, a farmer in Kersa District, Jimma zone, is a key local resource person who trains and coaches producers and development agents on seeds, seedling production and grafting techniques. Continue reading

LIVES, Nov/2015

The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project is showcasing its value chain development interventions and project outcomes at this week's (12-16 October 2015) 2nd Africa-wide Agriculture Extension Week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Continue reading

LIVES, Oct/2015

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

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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