At this week’s LIVES project (Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders) ‘Commodity Value Chain Development Inception Workshop in Addis Ababa, Getnet Assefa, Livestock director at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural research (EIAR) updated participants on livestock research in the country. He explained the scope of research, technology generation and demonstration/uptake activities, and called for greater coordination among partners, capacity building, and attention to technology multiplication, and pre-scaling up through demonstration. His presentation was complemented by one from ILRI’s Dirk Hoekstra.
The Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project contributes to enhanced income and gender equitable wealth creation for smallholders and other value chain actors in Ethiopia through increased and sustained market off-take of high value livestock and irrigated crop commodities.
LIVES is jointly implemented by by ILRI (the International Livestock Research Institute), IWMI (the International Water Management Institute), the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural research (EIAR), the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and regional Bureaus of Agriculture, Livestock Development Agencies, Agricultural Research Institutes and other development projects.