Using a value chain development approach, the LIVES project has implemented various interventions using the pillars of knowledge management and promotion.
This working paper focuses on water delivery performance of 10 smallholders irrigation schemes in four regions of Ethiopia, representing diverse water sources, distribution systems, command areas and number of beneficiary farmers and across agro-ecologies as represented by elevation ranges.
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.
Two action research activities are underway in Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples states to further evaluate the performance of Bovipreg®. The next step will be to promote the technology with the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries and livestock technology businesses to introduce it at larger scale.
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.
This working paper developed and applied an analytical and empirical modelling framework which integrates a goat flock growth model with an economic model for simulating goat meat and milk production for ex-ante assessment of the financial profitability of investment interventions to improve goat production in mixed crop–livestock and agro-pastoral and pastoral production systems in Ethiopia.
This study used a nationwide dataset of 5000 households from four regions in Ethiopia to identify important determinants of market orientation, market participation and market outlet choices.