Animal Production / ASSP / Cattle / Dairying / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Transforming traditional smallholder cow milk production systems in Ethiopia: Ex-ante evaluation

This working paper presents an analytical and empirical modelling framework which integrates dairy cattle herd growth and economic model for simulating milk production in traditional dairy cattle production systems in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Animal Production / ASSP / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / Small ruminants

Integrated bio-economic simulation model for sheep production: Ex-ante evaluation of investment opportunities in Ethiopia

This working paper develops and applies an analytical and empirical modelling framework which integrates a sheep flock growth model with and economic model for simulating sheep meat and milk production for ex-ante assessment of the financial profitability of investment interventions to improve sheep production in mixed crop–livestock and agro-pastoral and pastoral production systems in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / ASSP / Cattle / Dairying / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH

History and experiences of hormonal oestrus synchronization and mass insemination of cattle for improved genetics in Ethiopia

This working paper is based on the results of testing a simple hormonal oestrus synchronization protocol and mass insemination under on-farm conditions in order to improve access to improved dairy genetics by smallholder farmers and to kick-start market-oriented smallholder dairy development in selected sites in Ethiopia Continue reading

Animal Production / ASSP / Dairying / DFATD / Ethiopia / Goats / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Small ruminants

Integrated bio-economic simulation model for goat production: Ex-ante evaluation of investment opportunities in Ethiopia

This working paper developed and applied an analytical and empirical modelling framework which integrates a goat flock growth model with an economic model for simulating goat meat and milk production for ex-ante assessment of the financial profitability of investment interventions to improve goat production in mixed crop–livestock and agro-pastoral and pastoral production systems in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Animal Production / ASSP / Cattle / Dairying / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Integrated bio-economic simulation model for traditional cattle production systems in Ethiopia: Ex-ante evaluation of policies and investments

This working paper develops and applies an analytical and empirical modelling framework which integrates a cattle-herd growth model with an economic model for simulating cattle meat and milk production for ex-ante assessment of the financial profitability of investment interventions to improve cattle production in mixed and agro-pastoral and pastoral production systems in Ethiopia. Continue reading