Africa / Agriculture / Animal Breeding / Animal Diseases / Animal Production / ASSP / CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Poultry / Report

Characterizing and improving village chicken production in Ethiopia

This ILRI project report describes the characteristics of village chicken production and marketing, analyses its contributions to farmers’ livelihoods, and presents options for improving the traditional village breeding practices in Horro and Ada’a woredas in the central and western highlands of Ethiopia. For the survey, a participatory rural appraisal (PRA) technique was used which includes … Continue reading

ASSP / CRP12 / Environment / ILRI / Innovation Systems / LSE / NRM / Report / Research

Innovation platforms and natural resources management

Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. This eleventh brief explains how innovation platforms can support work on natural resources management issues that typically require joint action across scale and over time.

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ASSP / CRP12 / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Report / Research

Linking development actions at different levels through innovation platforms

Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. This ninth brief discusses ways to facilitate learning and problem solving across innovation platforms at different levels (vertical linkages) and between initiatives located at the same level (horizontal linkages). Continue reading

Africa / Animal Breeding / ASSP / Cattle / CRP37 / Gambia / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock / Report / West Africa

Improving the N’Dama cattle breeding program of The Gambia

This document by Karen Marshall and Leo Dempfle was released by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in December 2013. The document is designed to assist countries involved in the project ‘Sustainable Management of Globally Significant Endemic Ruminant Livestock in West Africa’ (PROGEBE)’ to develop plans for N’Dama cattle within their breed improvement programs, following the 3-tier … Continue reading