Agriculture / ASSP / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Uncategorized

Azage Tegegne reflects on the work of the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). In this post, Azage Tegegne, leader of the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) Project, reflects on how working with EIAR has shaped his contribution to livestock research in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Agriculture / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVES / Tigray / Uncategorized / Value Chains

LIVES recognized by the Tigray Regional Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development

The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project was honored with a trophy award by the Tigray Regional Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development (BoARD) during the 8thRegional Farmers Annual Festival that was held on May 28th, 2015 at the regional capital city of Mekelle. H.E Ato Abay Woldu, President of the … Continue reading

Amhara / ASSP / Dairying / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / Uncategorized

Hawassa city celebrates World Milk Day for the first time

World Milk Day was celebrated in Hawassa city, the capital of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State (SNNPRS) in Ethiopia on 30 June 2014. Milk is an important part of a healthy balanced diet and World Milk Day is the perfect opportunity to spread word on the nutritional benefits of drinking milk. This was the first time the day was celebrated in Hawassa though in other parts of the world, the event has been observed for fourteen years. Continue reading