Africa / Agriculture / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Innovation Systems / IPMS / Knowledge and Information / Markets

Increasing capacity for knowledge-based smallholder agriculture in Ethiopia

This working paper by Tesfaye Lemma Tefera, Azage Tegegne and Dirk Hoekstra of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), on Capacity for knowledge-based smallholder agriculture in Ethiopia: Linking graduate programs to market-oriented agricultural development: Challenges, opportunities and IPMS experience was released by ILRI in January 2012. Graduate programs in agriculture and allied disciplines in Ethiopia are expected … Continue reading

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

Livestock capacity development approaches: IPMS project experiences

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Dirk Hoekstra, Azage Tegegne and Berhanu Gebremedhin prepared an issue brief on capacity development approaches in the ‘Improving the Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian farmers’ (IPMS) project … ‘Capacity to innovate’ by value chain actors was identified as a key factor for a participatory smallholder … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Breeding / Animal Production / Cattle / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / IPMS / Livestock / Report / Research

Mass artificial insemination interventions to enhance dairy and beef production in Ethiopia

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Azage Tegegne and Dirk Hoekstra prepared an issue brief on genetic improvement of cattle in the ‘Improving the Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian farmers’ (IPMS) project … A key intervention for dairy and meat value chains in Ethiopia is the use of genetically improved cows. … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Production / Canada / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / IPMS / Livestock / Markets / Project / Value Chains

Canadian parliamentarians see how markets work for Ethiopian farmers

Members of the Canada-Africa Parliament Association on their visit to Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet). On 10–11 October 2011, six members of the Canada-Africa Parliament Association (4 parliamentarians and 2 senators) visited Ethiopia. At the request of the Canadian Embassy, the CIDA-funded IPMS project at ILRI organized a field visit to Ada’a District—one of the project’s … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / East Africa / Ethiopia / Farming Systems / ILRI / ILRIComms / IPMS / Livelihoods / NRM / Report / Value Chains / Water / WLE

Market-oriented irrigated crop development improves farm incomes in Tigray

A working paper by Gebremedhin Woldewahid, Berhanu Gebremedhin, Kahsay Berhe and Dirk Hoekstra on Shifting towards market-oriented irrigated crops development as an approach to improve the income of farmers: Evidence from northern Ethiopia was released on 5 May 2011. Rainfed crop production in Ethiopia’s semi-arid areas is associated with extreme rainfall variability which occasionally leads to complete crop … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / IPMS / Livestock / Livestock Systems / Markets / Report / Research

Interdependence of smallholders’ net market positions in crop and livestock markets: Evidence from Ethiopia

A working paper by Moti Jaleta and Berhanu Gebremedhin on ‘Interdependence of smallholders’ net market positions in crop and livestock markets: Evidence from Ethiopia was released on 12 April 2011. Using simultaneous-equation models, this paper examines whether there is interdependence between smallholders’ net market positions in crop and live animal markets under mixed crop-and-livestock production systems. Data … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Animal Production / Ethiopia / ILRI / Innovation Systems / IPMS / Livestock / Value Chains

Daily Tail – IPMS special on market-oriented smallholder development in Ethiopia

Warm welcome The ‘Improving the Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian farmers (IPMS)’ project held its ‘Experience-Sharing workshop’ on June 2 and 3 at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa. After 5 years of continuous engagement in 10 Pilot Learning Woredas (PLW), it was time to take stock of the results. Welcome … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Animal Production / Ethiopia / Extension / ILRI / Innovation Systems / IPMS / Livestock / Markets / Value Chains

Market-oriented agricultural development central to Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan

Speech by Edmalem Shetaye on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture at the opening of the IPMS experience-sharing workshop held at ILRI on 2 and 3 June 2011. Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: It is a privilege and honor to welcome you all to this workshop entitles ‘Market-oriented smallholder Development in support of the … Continue reading

Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / IPMS / Markets / Value Chains

Future of Ethiopia’s smallholders lies in their capacity to adopt market-oriented, innovative practices

Speech by Edmond Wega on behalf of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) at the opening of the IPMS experience-sharing workshop held at ILRI on 2 and 3 June 2011. Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: It’s an honor and a pleasure for me to provide introductory remarks for this workshop on Market Oriented Small-holder Development … Continue reading