Agriculture / Animal Production / Capacity Strengthening / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Extension / HUMIDTROPICS / Innovation Systems / Intensification / IPMS / Livestock / LIVESTOCKFISH / 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

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 / Ethiopia / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / IPMS / Livestock / Markets / Poultry

Indigenous chicken production and marketing systems in Ethiopia

This working paper by Fisseha Moges, Azage Tegegne and Tadelle Dessie on Indigenous chicken production and marketing systems in Ethiopia: Characteristics and opportunities for market-oriented development was released on 2 December, 2010. This working paper presents a synthesis of research findings undertaken in three woredas or districts  in Ethiopia. These woredas are Pilot Learning Woredas … Continue reading