Developing capacity among partners to implement evidence-based development

Challenge

Capacity development by the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian smallholders (LIVES) project in Ethiopia has resulted in training of more than 18,100 farmers, 1,200 private agri-business entrepreneurs and provided training of trainers courses on various subjects for 900 public sector actors.

Impact

From October 2017, ILRI has supported the World-Bank-funded Sindh Agricultural Development Project in Pakistan to help develop the capacity of various livestock sector actors in production, processing, food hygiene, business management and marketing.

Solution

ILRI is also supporting a five-year, USD45 million development initiative funded by USAID Food For Peace in Mali, with a range of technical assistance and capacity development interventions to strengthen food, nutrition and income security among poor households and improve their resilience to future shocks.