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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 / Crops / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Irrigation / IWMI / Knowledge and Information / LIVES / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Oromia / Regions / Research / SNNPR / Value Chains / Vegetables / WLE

Piloting solar water pumps use in Ethiopia

The LIVES project in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has commenced the demonstration of solar water pumps with pilot households in Oromia and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ (SNNP) regions. Continue reading

Agriculture / Amhara / ASSP / Crops / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Irrigation / LIVES / Livestock / Oromia / Partners / Research / SNNPR / Tigray

LIVES and partners to launch new collaborative action research projects in Ethiopia

The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project and agricultural research partners in Ethiopia have finalized plans for 50 new collaborative action research projects in the country. 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

Agriculture / Amhara / Crops / Ethiopia / Irrigation / IWMI / LIVES / Value Chains / Vegetables / Water / WLE

Wetting front detector shows promise for improving irrigation scheduling in Ethiopia

The LIVES project through the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has this year (Jan 2015) introduced an irrigation scheduling device known as a ‘wetting front detector’ for testing to improve crop production and water management at the Koga irrigation scheme. Continue reading