Agriculture / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / Research

Faut le savoir: Réflexions sur la Foire aux Savoirs d’Addis Abeba, 18-21 octobre 2010

‘La connaissance est comme un jardin potager: si elle n’est pas cultivée, elle ne sera jamais récoltée’ dit un proverbe sud-africain. Par contre, pour une belle récolte, mettre ensemble 300 personnes issues d’organisations et projets différents, du continent africain principalement, leur donner des espaces de discussion et écouter pour découvrir les idées qui, grâce aux … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Innovation Systems / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / Livestock Systems / Markets / Research / Southern Africa / Value Chains

Innovation platforms for market development and technology uptake in Southern Africa

At the ILRI-hosted ‘AgKnowledge Africa‘ share fair and the 5th All Africa conference on animal agriculture, Andre van Rooyen shared ICRISAT experiences with ‘innovation platforms’ for market development and technology uptake in Southern Africa. Such ‘innovation platforms’ – spaces which allow individuals and organizations to come together to address issues of mutual concern and interest … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Livestock

Addis share fair focuses on ways to create, share and use livestock knowledge

The recent ‘AgKnowledge Africa’ share fair on the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa brought together more than 300 people from Africa and beyond. The heart of the event was a series of four learning pathways on different subject areas. One of them was on livestock. The first discussion round aimed to ‘map’ the interests and … Continue reading

Africa / ILRI / ILRIComms / Innovation Systems / IPMS / Knowledge and Information

‘Still all jazzed up’–impacts of the Addis AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair keep on and on . . .

Roxanna Samii, knowledge practitioner at the International Fund for Agricultural Development, speaks at the opening of the AgKnowledge Africa Share Fair, held on the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, campus of the International Livestock Research Institute last week (photo credit: ILRI/Habtamu). Over at the Social Reporting Blog run by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, knowledge practitioner … Continue reading

Ethiopia / Film and video / ILRI / Knowledge and Information / Participation / UK

Telling their own story: Collaborative research using participatory video

One of the participating in the ‘AgKnowledge Africa’ Share Fair being held 18–21 at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is Beth Cullen, an anthropology PhD researcher from Durham University (UK). Cullen undertook collaborative research with members of the Karrayyu Oromo pastoralist community for 18 months using participatory video methods. The Karrayyu … Continue reading