Ethiopia

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

The Ethiopia Livestock Master Plan (LMP) was published in August 2015 with the objective of clearly outlining the path to development for the livestock sector in country. The main investment interventions outlined were better genetics, feed and health services, which, together will improve productivity and total production in the key livestock value chains including poultry. In this post we hope to give a brief outline of how the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) is contributing to the LMP’s objectives. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, May/2016
On 15 April, Science Forum 2016 participants visited the Africa RISING research sites in Basona Worena. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, May/2016
Part I of this working paper classifies small ruminant sub-systems in the mixed crop livestock system in Ethiopia. In Part II, important determinants of small ruminant productivity and producers’ input use and marketing strategies were analysed across the six small ruminant sub-systems identified in Part I. Continue reading →
LIVES, May/2016
The development of the Horro breed in Ethiopia is a success story for the team that has been working on it since 2008. The breed will be used as a benchmark for improving other indigenous chicken genetic resources in the country. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, May/2016
The LIVES project team carried out a survey of 10 dairy products shops across four towns (Axum, Adigrat, Firewoiny and Wukro) in Tigray region to assess their business practices and their contribution to the dairy value chain in the region. Continue reading →
LIVES, May/2016
This systematic literature review was initiated due to lack of comprehensive information on the status and distribution of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) in Ethiopia. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, May/2016
This study aimed at developing a baseline understanding of producers, use of inputs, production performance, marketing, institutional and infrastructural environment and support services in order to identify potential areas of improvement for action research and poultry value chain system development in Ethiopia. Continue reading →
LIVES, May/2016
Bahafta Meresa, a widow, leads a session on growing potato, sharing insights and lessons with many farmers, both male and female. Bahafta works with Africa RISING and is well-known for trying out many varieties of potato. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, May/2016
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released household and community data from all five project countries through the Africa RISING Baseline Evaluation Survey (ARBES). Continue reading →
Africa RISING, May/2016
Productivity and profitability of meat and milk production from small ruminants are geared by reproductive performance. Females that fail to reproduce are only negatively impacting the environment. A major setback here is infertility but other reproductive-related problems are also important. A whole generation of easy-use, high resolution, portable ultrasound machines is now available to provide different levels of information which will translate into concrete management strategies. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, May/2016

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