Apiculture is one of the new ventures introduced by the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for the Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project in South Wollo, Amhara Region.
Using a stochastic frontier production model, this working paper quantifies the extent of technical efficiency and identifies
exogenous determinants of inefficiency among small-scale honey producers in Ethiopia.
In February 2015, the Oromia Region Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project implementation committee carried out a field visit in West Shoa zone. The objective of the visit was to gain better insight of what’s on the ground so that feasible activities can be planned for the following project year.
Mileat Gebrehiwot is one of the beekeepers technically supported by the Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project and is a member of a local beekeeping platform. We wanted to explore further the mystery of her success in beekeeping that could be of lesson to other beekeepers in the country.
In Dugda District of Oromia Region’s East Shoa Zone, Teklemariam Simie, a 79 year-old farmer is engaging in what may be considered an emerging version of multifunctional agriculture.
LIVES has introduced new feeding, breeding and milk production technologies to boost smallholder livestock production in Ethiopia.
The beekeeping sector in LIVES project intervention zones/districts in the SNNPR and Oromia Regions suffers from shortage of inputs; specifically accessories such as molding cast, honey extractor, queen excluder, honey sifting tools, smoker, etc. But in few cases there are some households who have achieved a lot despite of the mentioned challenges. The family of Abajihad Ababulgu, in Tikur Balto kebele of Kersa district, Jimma zone is one of them.