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Animal Feeding / Animal production / Apiculture / ASSP / Capacity Development / Cattle / CRP37 / Ethiopia / LIVES / Livestock / Oromia / Value Chains

Training and coaching boosts small farm businesses in West Shoa: Haile Adugna’s story   

The LIVES project has used action planning to ensure that learning gained from skills-based training is implemented in the workplace/farms. The action plans developed by farmers and development agents are used as the basis for follow-up and providing coaching and mentoring support. Continue reading

Amhara / Animal production / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / Cattle / CRP37 / Ethiopia / LIVES / Livestock / Markets / Value Chains

Cattle fattening fairs demonstrate a market-oriented extension method in Amhara

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.
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Animal Breeding / ASSP / Cattle / CRP37 / Ethiopia / LIVES / Livestock / Oromia / Research / SNNPR

Cattle pregnancy diagnosis technologies tested in smallholder farms

Two action research activities are underway in Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples states to further evaluate the performance of Bovipreg®. The next step will be to promote the technology with the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries and livestock technology businesses to introduce it at larger scale. Continue reading

ASSP / Capacity Development / Crops / CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / LIVES / Markets / Oromia / Value Chains

An outgrower farmer bridges market challenges in Seka Chekorsa District in Oromia region

Identifying key leverage points and improving market linkages between farmers, input suppliers and traders is key for value chain development. But success depends on involving all key actors and helping them understand what and how they can contribute to the process. Continue reading

Agriculture / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Knowledge and Information / LIVES / Livestock / Oromia / Value Chains

Training and study tour widens adoption of livestock production technologies by farmers in Jimma zone

combined knowledge sharing program, that included a study tour, skill-based training and livestock technology demonstration, was recently organized by staff of the LIVES project and the Jimma Zone livestock and fishery development offices to raise the profile of livestock farming in Jimma. Continue reading

Agriculture / ASSP / Capacity Development / CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Irrigation / LIVES / Livestock / Research / Value Chains

Bridging the knowledge and skills gaps: lessons from LIVES capacity development approaches

Throughout its activities in Ethiopia, the Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project has used participatory processes to design capacity development interventions that assess the knowledge and skills gaps in value chain actors and service providers. Continue reading

Animal production / ASSP / Cattle / CRP37 / Ethiopia / LIVES / Livestock / SNNPR

Participatory evaluation of cattle fattening innovations of smallholder farmers in Gamo Gofa, southern Ethiopia

This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, shares key results of a study that evaluated the challenges and constraints, and cattle fattening innovations introduced through stakeholders participation in Gamo Gofa. Continue reading