Agriculture / Dairying / East Africa / Ethiopia / Extension / ILRI / Interview / IPMS / Markets

Market-oriented agricultural extension important for Ethiopia – ILRI tells BBC

The Ethiopian economy is currently witnessing strong growth; however agricultural productivity in the smallholder sector, in dairying for example, is not as high as it could be. The BBC reports on developments in the country, including from a dairy development project of the Dutch development organization SNV. As part of the report, Berhanu Gebremedhin of … Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Production / Animal Products / Cattle / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / IPMS / Livestock / Markets / Project / Research

IPMS project updates shared with steering committee

The Improving Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) project held its semi annual steering committee meeting on April 17, 2012 in Addis Ababa. Representatives from the Oromia, SNNP and Tigray bureau’s of agriculture/research; IPMS rural development officers; CIDA representatives; and IPMS headquarters staff attended. Iain Wright chaired the meeting. The main agenda of the day was … Continue reading

Animal Production / Animal Products / Cattle / East Africa / Ethiopia / Film and video / IPMS / Livestock / Markets / Value Chains

An innovation story: Livestock fattening in Metema, Ethiopia

This innovation story narrates the experience of the Improving Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) project on livestock fattening in Ethiopia. The video documents how a 2005 alliance between the local government office of agriculture, the IPMS project, and local livestock farmers and traders in western Ethiopia took advantage of livestock market opportunities in neighbouring Sudan. … Continue reading

Agriculture / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event report / IPMS

Results-based M&E training for Ethiopia’s regional agricultural officers

Towards the end of its five-year term, the Improving Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) project recently ran a training of trainers workshop on results-based monitoring and evaluation (M&E). In this video, Berhanu Gebremedhin outlines the main topics covered in the workshop: An introduction to results-based M&E; the development of a logic model and performance framework … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Amharic / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / Extension / Film and video / Gender / ILRI / IPMS / Women

ጉብኝት ለመልካም ተሞክሮ ከ ሴቶች ጋር [Amharic]

This blog post is in Amharic, if you are seeing boxes download fonts here. ይህ ዶኪመንቴሽን በግብርናው ዘርፍ የሴቶች መብትና ተሳትፎ እንዲሁም ተጠቃሚነት ተግባራዊ ለማድርግ የ IPMS (በኢትዮጵያ ምርታማነትና የገበያ ስኬት ማሻሻያ) ፕሮጄክትን እንቅስቃሴዎች አካቶ ይዟል። IPMS ሴቶችን ከወንዶች እኩል የፕሮጀክቱ ድገፍ ተጠቃሚ በማድረግ የስርዐተ ፆታ እኩልነትን ለማስፈን የበኩሉን አስተዋፆ አድርጓል። ይህ ዶኪመንቴሽን በአደኣ ወረዳ … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Amharic / East Africa / Ethiopia / Extension / Film and video / ILRI / IPMS / Value Chains

የፍራፍሬ ልማት በዳሌ ወረዳ [Amharic]

This blog post is in Amharic, if you are seeing boxes download fonts here. ይህ ዶኪመንቴሽን በዳሌ ወረዳ በፍራፍሬ ማዳቀልና የችግኝ አቅርቦት ኤክስቴንሽን ይዞ የቀረበ ነው፡፡ በዳሌ ወረዳ ያሉ አርሶ አደሮችና የወረዳው ግብርና ከመልካሳ የግብርና ምርምር ጣቢያ እና ከ IPMS (በኢትዮጵያ ምርታማነትና የገበያ ስኬት ማሻሻያ) ፕሮጄክት ጋር በመሆን የአቮካዶ፣ የማንጎና ሌሎች የፍራፍሬ ዝርያዎችን ለማልማትና ምርታማነትን … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Amharic / East Africa / Ethiopia / Film and video / ILRI / IPMS / Value Chains

የመስኖ ሙዝ ልማት በመተማ ወረዳ [Amharic]

This blog post is in Amharic, if you are seeing boxes download fonts here. ይህ ዶኪመንቴሽን በመተማ ወረዳ የመስኖ ሙዝ ልማት ኤክስቴንሽን ይዞ ቀረቧል፡፡ በመተማ ወረዳ ያሉ አርሶ አደሮችና የወረዳው ግብርና ከ IPMS (በኢትዮጵያ ምርታማነትና የገበያ ስኬት ማሻሻያ) ፕሮጄክት ጋር በመሆን የመስኖ ሙዝ ልማትን ለማስተዋወቅ የጋራ እንቅስቃሴ ፈጥረዋል። በተጨማሪም የአሰራር፣ የ አቅርቦት፣ እና የመረጃ ልውውጥ … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Amharic / East Africa / Ethiopia / Film and video / ILRI / IPMS / Markets / Value Chains

ሽንኩርት ከምርት ወደ ገበያ በአላማጣ [Amharic]

This blog post is in Amharic, if you are seeing boxes download fonts here. ይህ ዶኪመንቴሽን በአላማጣ ወረዳ የሽንኩርት ምርት ኤክስቴንሽን ይዞ ቀርቧል፡፡ በአላማጣ ወረዳ ያሉ አርሶ አደሮችና የወረዳው ግብርና ከ IPMS (በኢትዮጵያ ምርታማነትና የገበያ ስኬት ማሻሻያ) ፕሮጄክት ጋር በመሆን የሽንኩርት ምርትን ከገበያ የማገናኘት ስራ ላይ የጋራ እንቅስቃሴ ፈጥረዋል። ይህ ዶኪመንቴሽን በአርሶ አደሩ የተደረጉ ተሞክሮዎችና … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / East Africa / Ethiopia / Film and video / ILRI / Innovation Systems / IPMS / Markets / Value Chains

An innovation story: Irrigated banana value chain development in Ethiopia

This innovation story narrates the experience of the Improving Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) project on innovative banana value chain development in Ethiopia. The project introduced banana production systems in the district for the first time in 2005. IPMS together with the stakeholders provided support along the banana value chain on production, input supply and … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Products / East Africa / Ethiopia / Film and video / ILRI / IPMS / Research / Value Chains

No bees, no honey: Apiculture value chain experiences in Ethiopia

‘No bees no honey’ presents the experience of the Improving Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) project on apiculture value chain development in Ethiopia. IPMS together with the district office of agriculture, farmers, input suppliers and other stakeholders worked in the district to produce high quality honey by using integrated commodity development approach. The video shows … Continue reading