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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

An ILRI project in Somalia aims to strengthen local capacity to mobilize and use knowledge from Somali livestock research in decision making. It also aims to enhance the capacities of public and private sectors to improve livestock products’ marketing and safety. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Dec/2014

In December 2014, the MilkIT project (Enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches) held final workshops in Lushoto and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. On 11 December, team members met in an 'Outreach Meeting' with various stakeholders and partners. The aim of the meeting was to continue synthesizing the key insights of the project through interactions with a wider community. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Dec/2014

Chicken eggs are important source of protein and income for smallholders in many parts of Ethiopia. Sidama zone has about 1.3 million chicken populations (16% of the region) of which about 16% are located in the intervention districts (Arbegona, Bona zuria and Bensa) of Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project. These districts are situated in mid to highland agro ecology. Continue reading

LIVES, Dec/2014

This poster, prepared for the ILRI@40 series of events, gives an overview of LIVES project approaches and strategies as well as the project outputs from January 2013 to October 2014. Continue reading

LIVES, Dec/2014

This poster, prepared for the ILRI@40 series of events, gives an overview of Ethiopia’s dairy value chain based on findings from a recent working paper by the LIVES project. Continue reading

LIVES, Dec/2014

A new insurance scheme in Ethiopia, known as index-based livestock insurance, aims to reduce losses, support pastoral communities, and lower the risk of conflict sparked by pastoralists migrating into agricultural areas in search of forage or water. Continue reading

IBLI, Dec/2014

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

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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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People working on markets

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