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West Shoa knowledge centre a model of ICT use for agricultural knowledge sharing

This post tells the story of a champion agricultural expert who is using the facilities of an agricultural knowledge centre (AKC) in West Shoa zone to promote a learning and sharing culture among the staff of the zone’s agricultural development office. Continue reading

Agriculture / Amhara / ASSP / Crops / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Irrigation / LIVES / Livestock / Oromia / Partners / Research / SNNPR / Tigray

LIVES and partners to launch new collaborative action research projects in Ethiopia

The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project and agricultural research partners in Ethiopia have finalized plans for 50 new collaborative action research projects in the country. Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Feeding / ASSP / Cattle / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Feeds / Forages / LIVES / Livestock / Markets / SNNPR

Transhumant livestock production: Implications for market oriented livestock farming in Sidama highlands of Ethiopia

Transhumance livestock production is extensive, and has little market orientation. Households engaged in the production system own large numbers of indigenous livestock compared to sedentary producers. Continue reading

Agriculture / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Fruit / LIVES / Oromia / Value Chains

Model farmers who benefited from the training facilitated by LIVES are improving supply of high-yielding avocado trees in Jimma

The LIVES project is training smallholder farmers in Jimma zone, Oromia on grafting and management of improved avocado seedlings. Ijigu Tefera has grafted and raised more than 1000 improved avocado seedlings. He earned USD 1,250 from the first batch of seedlings he sold. Continue reading