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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

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

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

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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