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Forage seed businesses increase women farmers’ incomes

About a year ago (August 2015), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project in collaboration with the ILRI/GIZ FeedSeed Project organized a training on forage seed production and marketing for 21 female smallholders and five forage experts. Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Feeding / ASSP / DFATD / Ethiopia / Forages / ILRI / Tigray

Scaling out fertilizer application in communal grazing areas in Tigray—is it a blue print approach?

The establishment of enclosures in communal grazing areas is widely adopted in several sites in Tigra. The LIVES project is currently supporting the use of urea top dressing technologies for fodder cultivation in enclosures in intervention districts in eastern and central zones of Tigray region. Continue reading

Agriculture / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Irrigation / IWMI / LIVES / Research

Does investment in motor pump-based smallholder irrigation lead to financially viable input intensification and production?

This study focuses on the impact of motor pump-based smallholder irrigation in input use and production as compared to rainfed production systems and investigates the financial viability of such investments. Continue reading