Building public-private partnerships: LIVES project approach and experience
CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Irrigation / LIVES / Livestock / Markets / Value Chains

Building public-private partnerships: LIVES project approach and experience

Leveraging private and public sector partners is key to helping smallholder producers establish platforms to exchange knowledge on overcoming bottlenecks in value chain, and create linkages that facilitate new businesses opportunities, such as opening of feed shops. Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Feeding / Capacity Development / 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 / CRP37 / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Extension / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / 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

Animal Feeding / ASSP / CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Feeds / Forages / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / 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

Animal production / ASSP / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ILRI / Livestock / Markets / Research / Sheep / Small ruminants / Value Chains

Classification of small ruminant production sub-systems in Ethiopia

Part I of this working paper classifies small ruminant sub-systems in the mixed crop livestock system in Ethiopia. In Part II, important determinants of small ruminant productivity and producers’ input use and marketing strategies were analysed across the six small ruminant sub-systems identified in Part I. Continue reading

ASSP / Chickens / CRP37 / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / Poultry / Research / Value Chains

Analysis of village poultry value chain in Ethiopia: Implications for action research and development

This study aimed at developing a baseline understanding of producers, use of inputs, production performance, marketing, institutional and infrastructural environment and support services in order to identify potential areas of improvement for action research and poultry value chain system development in Ethiopia. Continue reading