Animal Feeding / Apiculture / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / Dairying / Ethiopia / Feeds / LIVES / Livestock / Oromia / Water

Farmer-to-farmer knowledge and skills dissemination in Ada’a Berga district: Fufa Keneni’s story

Fufa Keneni lives in Reji Mekoda peasant association (PA) of Ada’a Berga District of Oromia region. He is engaged in apiculture and dairy production. His apiculture experience dates back to some 15 years. 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

Animal Feeding / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / Feeds / Forages / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Research / Tigray / Value Chains

Feed resources availability, utilization and marketing in central and eastern Tigray, northern Ethiopia

This survey explored the situation of different feed resources for ruminant livestock in two zones (central and eastern) in Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. These two zones account for the region’s 12% of the total land mass, 23% of the human population, 28% of the cattle population, and 56% of the small ruminant population. Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Feeding / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Feeds / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / SNNPR

Private entreprises improve concentrate livestock feed supply in southern Ethiopia

Lack of access to commercial concentrate feed supply and inadequate knowledge on the use are among the challenges hindering market-oriented livestock development in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) Region. Continue reading

Agriculture / Amhara / ASSP / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Extension / Feeds / ILRI / IWMI / LIVES / Livestock / Markets / Oromia / Research / SNNPR / Tigray / Value Chains

LIVES technologies at the 2nd Africa-wide agriculture extension week in Addis Ababa

The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project is showcasing its value chain development interventions and project outcomes at this week’s (12-16 October 2015) 2nd Africa-wide Agriculture Extension Week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Feeding / ASSP / Cattle / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Feeds / Forages / LIVES / Livestock / Markets / SNNPR

Transhumant livestock production: Implications for market oriented livestock farming in Sidama highlands of Ethiopia

Transhumance livestock production is extensive, and has little market orientation. Households engaged in the production system own large numbers of indigenous livestock compared to sedentary producers. Continue reading

Agriculture / Amhara / Animal Feeding / ASSP / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Feeds / Forages / ILRI / Irrigation / LIVES / Markets / Observations / Value Chains / Water

LIVES links Rhodes grass seed producers and traders at Koga irrigation scheme

Koga irrigation scheme is one of the few largest irrigation schemes in Ethiopia that are managed by smallholder farmers. The LIVES project supports Rhodes grass producers and seed traders at the Koga irrigation scheme by mentoring and demonstrating propagation methods, production practices, seed harvesting, processing and handling practices. Continue reading