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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

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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

Agriculture / Amhara / Animal Products / Apiculture / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / Crops / Dairying / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Irrigation / IWMI / LIVES / Livestock / Oromia / SNNPR / Tigray / Value Chains

In brief: A collaborative action research proposal writing workshop conducted by LIVES

The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project conducted a Collaborative Action Research Proposal Writing Workshop from 15-17 June 2015 at the ILRI Campus, Addis Ababa. Dr. Siboniso Moyo, Program Leader for Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity (ASSP) and Director General’s Representative in Ethiopia officially opened the workshop. Thirty-five researchers from the … Continue reading