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 Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and Regional Agricultural Research Institutes (RARIs) of Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray regions attended the workshop.
The project’s livestock and irrigation experts presented more than twenty collaborative action research themes, proposed during a consultative meeting with EIAR and RARIs in Adama, Oromia Region. Following the interactive presentations, participants discussed the objective, design and theoretical framework of the respective action research themes.
During the last two days of the workshop, twenty-two proposals were drafted and circulated for further discussion among participants. The workshop is the basis for the planned multi-locational thematic action research across the four regions with support from LIVES.