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On-farm smallholder irrigation performance in Ethiopia: From water use...
This working paper evaluates the on-farm management of nine smallholder irrigation schemes from four regional states in Ethiopia. Continue reading →
Transforming traditional smallholder cow milk production systems in Ethiopia:...
This working paper presents an analytical and empirical modelling framework which integrates dairy cattle herd growth and economic model for...
Cattle fatteners in Oromia earn more after adopting improved husbandry practices
This year (2016), Alemu Defersha has fattened 42 animals and sold them in the Kera livestock market in Addis Ababa, making a profit of 4,093 (USD 185...
Training and coaching boosts small farm businesses in West Shoa: Haile Adugna’s...
The LIVES project has used action planning to ensure that learning gained from skills-based training is implemented in the workplace/farms. The...
Cattle fattening fairs demonstrate a market-oriented extension method in Amhara
Population growth, expansion of farming lands and changing farming systems have led to many Ethiopian farmers adopting intensive livestock keeping...
Cattle pregnancy diagnosis technologies tested in smallholder farms
Two action research activities are underway in Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples states to further evaluate the performance of...
An outgrower farmer bridges market challenges in Seka Chekorsa District in...
Identifying key leverage points and improving market linkages between farmers, input suppliers and traders is key for value chain development. But...
Integrated bio-economic simulation model for sheep production: Ex-ante...
This working paper develops and applies an analytical and empirical modelling framework which integrates a sheep flock growth model with and economic...
Training and study tour widens adoption of livestock production technologies by...
combined knowledge sharing program, that included a study tour, skill-based training and livestock technology demonstration, was recently organized...
Bridging the knowledge and skills gaps: lessons from LIVES capacity development...
Throughout its activities in Ethiopia, the Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project has used participatory...
Participatory evaluation of cattle fattening innovations of smallholder farmers...
This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, shares key results of a study that evaluated the challenges and constraints, and cattle...
LIVES interventions boost cattle fattening in southern Ethiopia
A 2014 LIVES study tour to central Ethiopia changed Samuel's approach to farming after he and other farmers learned they could improve and shorten...
Enhancing gender and youth -inclusive livestock value chain development in...
LIVES recently (3-5 August 2016) facilitated a 'gender in livestock value chain development training' led by the Women and Youth Directorate of the...
Farmer-to-farmer knowledge and skills dissemination in Ada’a Berga district:...
Fufa Keneni lives in Reji Mekoda peasant association (PA) of Ada’a Berga District of Oromia region. He is engaged in apiculture and dairy production...
Terminal cross-breeding program improves sheep productivity in Sidama
Despite being an important component of livestock farming, sheep production in the Sidama Highlands of southern Ethiopia is generally unproductive...