LIVES recently (3-5 August 2016) facilitated a ‘gender in livestock value chain development training’ led by the Women and Youth Directorate of the Ethiopian Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries.
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.
The establishment of enclosures in communal grazing areas is widely adopted in several sites in Tigra. The LIVES project is currently supporting the use of urea top dressing technologies for fodder cultivation in enclosures in intervention districts in eastern and central zones of Tigray region.
The Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project and the Improving the Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian Farmers (IPMS) project that preceded LIVES have used the impact-oriented research for development approach ‘demanded’ by the donor community and beneficiaries.
A high-level Canadian delegation visited the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) Project sites in Sidama from 9–10 March 2016.
Lack of access to commercial concentrate feed supply and inadequate knowledge on the use are among the challenges hindering market-oriented livestock development in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) Region.
This toolkit from the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) Project explains the planning, implementation and documentation of the LIVES capacity development and knowledge management interventions.