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Population growth, expansion of farming lands and changing farming systems have led to many Ethiopian farmers adopting intensive livestock keeping practices. In the Amhara Region, dairy and cattle fattening practices are increasingly embraced by farmers. LIVES has piloted cattle fattening fairs in the region to help empower cattle fatteners with the information they need to make informed market choices.Continue reading →https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=lives-ethiopia.org&blog=36031825&post=57..." width=...
LIVES, Nov/2016
LIVES recently (3-5 August 2016) facilitated a 'gender in livestock value chain development training' led by the Women and Youth Directorate of the Ethiopian Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries. Continue reading →
LIVES, Sep/2016
Developed by the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), the International Potato Center (CIP) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), this manual aims to build the knowledge and skills of health and agriculture workers in nutrition-sensitive agriculture so that they can promote health and agricultural and other related practices that maximize nutritional benefits. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Jun/2016
The smallholder pg value chain project in Uganda recently produced two posters - for farmers and for butchers - giving information on how to recognize African Swine fever (ASF). Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jun/2016
Silvopastoral systems provide a broad range of environmental and productive benefits. The presence of trees in farm plots stabilizes hillsides, minimizes erosion, improves the soil’s water retention and nutrient balance, and provides feed and shade for cattle. These practices generate higher milk and meat yields while contributing to the resilience of production systems in the face of climate variability, which is manifesting in increasingly extreme ways in Central America. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Apr/2016
PRIME helps farmers with livestock become more resilient to shocks. It also supports better management of existing water resources through more efficient rain harvesting techniques, better early warning systems and information sharing, and improved governance of communal lands and water spots. By improving linkages in the livestock value chain, PRIME also helps ensure profitable outlets for livestock sales when there is not enough feed available to support existing herd sizes. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jan/2016
Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. Hindi versions of a series of Innovation platforms practice briefs were published in June 2015. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, Jun/2015
Elda Mmary, a female extension officer talks about her work with smallholder farmers on the Africa RISING project in Babati District, Tanzania. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, May/2015
The Smallholder Pig Value Chain Development (SPVCD) in Uganda project, which is led by ILRI, has established partnerships with private sector organizations to offer advisory services through trainings for pig farmers in Uganda. In February 2015, ILRI collaborated with Pig Production and Marketing Uganda Limited on a training workshop on piggery management for small and medium-scale farmers. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Apr/2015
The leadership committee of Tanzania's Babati District research for development (R4D) platform, JUMBA (Jukwaa la Utafiti kwa Maendeleo wilaya ya Babati) recently held a two-day retreat to refine its constitution, vision and mission and to develop and prioritize JUMBA activities for 2015. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Feb/2015

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Dorine Odongo
communications and Knowledge management specialist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Zelalem Lema Moti
Research Officer I Innovation in Agricultural System to Enhance Rainwater Management

People working on extension

Dorine Odongo
communications and Knowledge management specialist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Zelalem Lema Moti
Research Officer I Innovation in Agricultural System to Enhance Rainwater Management