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Genetic-phenotypic and production-system diversity in goat populations in Ethiopia

This working paper synthesizes and analyses the genetic, morphological and production system characteristics of five indigenous goat populations of Ethiopia, namely Ambo, Gondar, Woyto-Guji, Arsi-Bale Highland and Arsi-Bale lowland goats. Continue reading

Animal Production / ASSP / Dairying / DFATD / Ethiopia / Goats / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Small ruminants

Integrated bio-economic simulation model for goat production: Ex-ante evaluation of investment opportunities in Ethiopia

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. 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

Animal Production / ASSP / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Sheep / Small ruminants / Value Chains

Factors determining household market participation in small ruminant production in Ethiopia

Despite their economic and social importance, socioeconomic and marketing research on small ruminants has so far been limited, a fact which also holds strongly true in Ethiopia. This study, based on survey data of 5004 Ethiopian smallholder households, uses analysis of descriptive information and econometric analysis to draw implications to promote market orientation. Continue reading

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LIVES takes part in the first Horticultural Farmer Day in Ethiopia

The first Farmers’ Horticulture Day was celebrated in Ethiopia at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus on 29 April 2015. The event was organized by the SupHort project in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, the LIVES project and other partners. Continue reading