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

The conventional banana marketing system in Mirab Abaya district was identified as a major challenge affecting the overall banana value chains. This story tells about the participatory processes of problem identification and introduction of potential interventions to improve banana marketing in the district. The existing scenario was understood through innovation platforms, focus group discussions with producers, discussions with executive committee members of primary marketing cooperatives and field observations. Continue reading http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=lives-ethiopia.org&blog=36031825&post=1400&s...

LIVES, Oct/2014

Highlights of the 40-year anniversary event of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) held at the institute's headquarters in the Kabete suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, last week (1 Oct 2014). Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Oct/2014

Although Gamgofa zone is agro-ecologically very suitable for cattle fattening, smallholder cattle fatteners are not earning much from the sector. The beef value chain actors who attended livestock commodity platform meetings organized by Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project, prioritized the poorly developed cattle marketing system as the number one challenge in the zone. Continue reading

LIVES, Oct/2014

Hybrid vegetables reduce environmental pollution as high productivity reduces expansion of irrigated land and thus reduces the aggravation of soil salinity, especially in the rift valley areas. In addition, these hybrid varieties are more resistant to disease and pest as compared to the conventional ones (open pollinated varieties) and thus help reduce the amount of fungicides and pesticides applied. Use of hybrid varieties of vegetables has become common in East Shoa zone of Oromia region.
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LIVES, Oct/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) organized the CTA-ILRI African dairy value chain seminar from 21 to 24 September 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Sep/2014

This poster presents information on a study to measure competitiveness in Botswana's beef value chain and identify the factors affecting it, so as to advocate change in Botswana’s smallholder livestock systems. Continue reading

Botswana Livestock, Sep/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute in collaboration with CGIAR and national partners, and as part of the Humidtropics CGIAR Research Program, has released ‘A situational analysis of agricultural production and marketing and natural resources management systems in northwest Vietnam,' to l guide future activities of the Humidtropics program. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Sep/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute recently published a ‘situational analysis of agricultural production and marketing, and natural resources management systems in northwest Vietnam’ for the Humidtropics CGIAR research program. It is a starting point for the program’s work in one of the four geographical ‘Action Area Flagships’ where innovations are tested to meet the challenges of stakeholders. It paints a comprehensive and broad picture of the current systems that are key to tackling the problems faced in the target field sites. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

Most of the vegetables in Ethiopia are transported and stored at room temperature resulting in high post-harvest losses and poor prices for traders. The use of mobile phones is, however, easing vegetable marketing problems in the country. Continue reading

LIVES, Aug/2014

Nurhussien Aligoshu's first experience in dairying was in 2006 when a local organization offered him money to purchase a crossbred dairy cow. Nurhussien was able to expand his crossbred dairy herd from 1 to more than 15 cows in just 8 years. His daily milk sales fluctuate between 30 and 70 litres per day depending on demand. Over the same period, Nurhussien’s monthly income from the sale of milk grew from barely 500 Birr to 15,000 Birr. Continue reading

LIVES, Jul/2014

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Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Catherine Mueni Mutuku
Programme Management Officer (PMO)
Edgar Edwin Twine
Post Doctoral Fellow - Value Chain Economist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist

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Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Catherine Mueni Mutuku
Programme Management Officer (PMO)
Edgar Edwin Twine
Post Doctoral Fellow - Value Chain Economist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist