Agriculture / Capacity Strengthening / CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / Oromia / Value Chains

Training and study tour widens adoption of livestock production technologies by farmers in Jimma zone

combined knowledge sharing program, that included a study tour, skill-based training and livestock technology demonstration, was recently organized by staff of the LIVES project and the Jimma Zone livestock and fishery development offices to raise the profile of livestock farming in Jimma. Continue reading

Agriculture / Capacity Development / CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Irrigation / LIVES / Livestock / Research / Value Chains

Bridging the knowledge and skills gaps: lessons from LIVES capacity development approaches

Throughout its activities in Ethiopia, the Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project has used participatory processes to design capacity development interventions that assess the knowledge and skills gaps in value chain actors and service providers. Continue reading

Animal production / Cattle / CRP37 / Ethiopia / LIVES / Livestock / SNNPR

Participatory evaluation of cattle fattening innovations of smallholder farmers in Gamo Gofa, southern Ethiopia

This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, shares key results of a study that evaluated the challenges and constraints, and cattle fattening innovations introduced through stakeholders participation in Gamo Gofa. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Apiculture / Capacity Development / Dairying / Ethiopia / Feeds / LIVES / Livestock / Oromia

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