ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / Ethiopia / Extension / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Partners / Value Chains / Water / Women / Youth

Enhancing gender and youth -inclusive livestock value chain development in Ethiopia

LIVES recently (3-5 August 2016) facilitated a ‘gender in livestock value chain development training’ led by the Women and Youth Directorate of the Ethiopian Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries. Continue reading

Agriculture / Amhara / Animal Feeding / ASSP / Cattle / Dairying / Ethiopia / Extension / Feeds / LIVES / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Evaluating viability and benefits of small-scale feed chopper businesses in Ethiopia

Motorized feed choppers introduced by the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project are helping the country’s livestock farmers better utilize available feed resources to increase milk production. Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Feeding / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / Extension / Forages / LIVES / Livestock / Women

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

Animal Health / ASSP / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Extension / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research

Review of animal health service delivery in mixed crop-livestock systems in Ethiopia

This paper reviews the animal health services in rural areas in the highlands of Ethiopia, particularly those areas of
intervention by ILRI’s LIVES Project in Oromia, Tigray, Amhara, and Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples’
(SNNP) regional states. Continue reading