LIVES is implemented by ILRI, IWMI, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Regional Agricultural Research Institutes, Regional Bureaus of Agriculture and Regional Livestock Health and Development Agencies. It is supported by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.
To promote value chain thinking in Ethiopia, the LIVES project is using coaching and mentoring combined with training, demonstration and study tours to facilitate knowledge sharing and skills transfer among actors along livestock and crop value chains. Ejigu Tefera, a farmer in Kersa District, Jimma zone, is a key local resource person who trains and coaches producers and development agents on seeds, seedling production and grafting techniques.
Tadele Gobeze is a young entrepreneur engaged in the supply of fruit seedlings in Mecha district of the Amhara Region with the support of the LIVES project.
LIVES to organize regional workshops and exhibitions in four regions to promote LIVES experiences in value chain development, and encourage regional partners to further scale out LIVES value chain development interventions.
The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project is showcasing its value chain development interventions and project outcomes at this week’s (12-16 October 2015) 2nd Africa-wide Agriculture Extension Week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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.
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.