Agriculture / Animal Production / Capacity Strengthening / Crop-Livestock / CRP12 / CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Extension / Innovation Systems / Intensification / IPMS / Livestock / Markets / Research / Value Chains

Commodities, innovation and action research in Ethiopia: Livestock live talk at ILRI on 27 March 2013

The Improving Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) of Ethiopian Farmers project is coming to an end. IPMS aimed to transform agricultural productivity and rural development in Ethiopia through market-oriented agricultural development. Project staff worked with the Ethiopian Government to try new and innovative approaches and technologies. The team worked to achieve this objective through four main … Continue reading

East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / IPMS / Livestock / Research

ILRI projects in Ethiopia: Getting the science right

Taking advantage of the presence of John McIntire, Deputy Director General for Integrated Sciences on the ILRI Addis campus, a group of ILRI scientists and program managers (Iain Wright, Dirk Hoekstra, Azage Tegegne, Peter Thorne, Alan Duncan, Barry Shapiro and John McIntire) recently discussed the suite of projects that involve ILRI in Ethiopia: Improving the … Continue reading

Article / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / IPMS / Knowledge and Information

Investing in rural knowledge: IPMS helps build Arbisi primary school in Ethiopia

Over the past six years, the Improving productivity and market success (IPMS) project has touched the lives of many Ethiopians at different levels, in different ways and times. For some, it was a stepping stone to the next level in life, or a means to find a purpose, or a way to achieve the greatest … Continue reading

Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / IPMS / Women

Ethiopia TV broadcasts series on the empowerment of rural women

The Improving the Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) of Ethiopian Farmers project was recently approached by the producers of ‘Egna’ TV program, one of the well-known evening Ethiopian TV shows, to document the project’s work on rural women empowerment. Egna’s producer, Gelila Media and Advertisement PLC produce and broadcast TV shows focusing on ways that … Continue reading

Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / IPMS / Markets / Value Chains

Dairy value chains in Ethiopia: First-hand experience–what works and doesn’t–gained in field tours

On 9 November 2012, a group of value chain practitioners, consultants, advisors and professionals visited one of the dairy value chain sites of the Improving Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian Farmers Project (IPMS) in Ada District, Ethiopia. The group comprised participants of an international conference on Making Connections: Value chains for transforming smallholder agriculture. The … Continue reading

Agriculture / East Africa / Ethiopia / Film and video / ILRI / IPMS / Participation

Improved beekeeping radio series makes waves in Ethiopia

In 2011, Farm Radio International conducted a Participatory Agricultural Radio Series (PARS) related to two of the commodity value chains of the Improving the Productivity and Marketing Success (IPMS) project of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The series focused on apiculture in the Tigray region, and on fruit tree production in Sidama region. The PARS … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Dairying / East Africa / Ethiopia / IPMS / Markets / Participation / Value Chains

Participatory smallholder dairy value chain development in Ethiopia

This case study on Participatory smallholder dairy value chain development in Fogera woreda, Ethiopia: Experiences from IPMS project interventions by Tilahun Gebey, Tesfaye Lemma, Dirk Hoekstra, Azage Tegegne and Bogale Alemu was released by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in July 2012. Market-oriented smallholder dairy in Fogera has an opportunity for growth because of … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / IPMS / Knowledge and Information / Participation

IPMS – Farm Radio Participatory Agricultural Radio Series in Ethiopia: Sidama

In 2011, Farm Radio international conducted a Participatory Agricultural Radio Series (PARS) related to two of the commodity value chains of the Improving Productivity and Marketing Success (IPMS) project of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The series focused on apiculture in the Tigray region and fruit tree production in Sidama region. The PARS was implemented … Continue reading

Capacity Strengthening / ILRI / IPMS

IPMS project contributes to public sector capacity development in Ethiopia

Results based monitoring and evaluation, gender mainstreaming and mass insemination for improved dairying have been the subject of training interventions by the Improving Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) of Ethiopian Farmers staff in recent months. Courses have been run for  staff of the Agricultural Growth Program (AGP) at federal and regional levels, to staff of regional offices … Continue reading

East Africa / Ethiopia / Event report / ILRI / IPMS / Project / Women

IPMS contributes to gender mainstreaming guideline of Ethiopia’s AGP

Twenty one experts drawn from Regional and Federal Agricultural Growth Programme (AGP) offices, Office of Agriculture, Cooperative Promotion Agency and NGOs participated in a three day workshop organized to finalize the draft a “Gender Guideline” prepared by the Gender Unit of the Federal AGP office. The objective of the workshop was to give input on … Continue reading