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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

Writing in the November 2014 issue of Rural 21, Isabelle Baltenweck argues that the growing global demand for animal products also offers poor livestock keepers the opportunity to switch from the subsistence to the market economy. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

In the November 2014 issue of Rural 21, Isabelle Baltenweck , a senior Agricultural Economist at the International Livestock Ree arch Institute (ILRI) explains why now more than ever, it is important to link small-scale livestock farmers to markets and how this can be done. Baltenweck describes reasons why livestock keepers are weakly linked to markets and presents some approaches that have been followed to strengthen livestock keepers’ access to markets. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Nov/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

As the world of finance continues to evolve the need for insurance also is growing both in Ethiopia and around the world. However rural communities and especially pastoralist communities tended until recently to have been denied access to insurance among other reasons being their remoteness and lack of specialized insurance scheme for their community. But that’s about to change as Oromia Insurance Company Share Company (OIC) one of the newest entrants to the industry has embarked on covering this often neglected community starting with the Borena pastoralist community Continue reading

IBLI, Nov/2014

Bright Rwamirama, Honourable State Minister for Animal Industry, Uganda (left), and Modibo Traoré, FAO sub-regional coordinator for eastern Africa and representative to Ethiopia, the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, at the ILRI@40 conference in Nairobi, 1 Oct 2014 (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu). Which matters most to Africa’s agricultural development? Research … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

Women all over Ethiopia process milk into butter in rural households, perhaps with the exception of areas where consumption of milk in coffee or tea is common. The LIVES project has been experimenting with different butter churns to find ways to reduce the labour burden on women. Continue reading

LIVES, Nov/2014

Cowpea fodder bundles stacked in Niger for livestock feed (photo credit: ILRI). ‘Of the many virtues of grain legumes, one is little recognized. Visitors to the livestock fodder markets of West Africa are always surprised to see groundnut and cowpea haulms (stalks and stems of legume plants) sold at prices that exceed that of cereal … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

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

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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