ILRI is co-hosted by the governments of Ethiopia and Kenya; the Addis Ababa campus hosts more than a dozen international agricultural research and development institutes as well as ILRI. Today, ILRI research in Ethiopia focuses on:
- Sustainable intensification of mixed crop–livestock systems through increasing productivity and value chain development
- Reduced vulnerability through market development, risk mitigation and livelihood diversification.
In Ethiopia, ILRI works with national organizations to achieve the aims of the government’s Growth and Transformation Plan and the Ministry of Agriculture’s Agricultural Growth Program. These national partners include federal ministries and research institutes, universities, regional state government offices and research institutes, NGOs, the private sector, local communities and their representatives as well as development projects.