ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / Ethiopia / Extension / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Partners / Value Chains / Water / Women / Youth

Enhancing gender and youth -inclusive livestock value chain development in Ethiopia

LIVES recently (3-5 August 2016) facilitated a ‘gender in livestock value chain development training’ led by the Women and Youth Directorate of the Ethiopian Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Apiculture / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / Dairying / Ethiopia / Feeds / LIVES / Livestock / Oromia / Water

Farmer-to-farmer knowledge and skills dissemination in Ada’a Berga district: Fufa Keneni’s story

Fufa Keneni lives in Reji Mekoda peasant association (PA) of Ada’a Berga District of Oromia region. He is engaged in apiculture and dairy production. His apiculture experience dates back to some 15 years. Continue reading

Capacity development for market-oriented agricultural development
Agriculture / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / Irrigation / LIVES / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Water

Capacity development for market-oriented agricultural development

Capacity development plays a critical enabling role in facilitating the adoption and scaling out of value chain development interventions and approaches by addressing attitudinal, knowledge and skills gaps in value chain actors, service providers and value chain supporters. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / Cattle / Dairying / East Africa / Ethiopia / LIVES / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Oromia / Women

Women reap benefits from dairy: Lomi Kordofa’s story

Lomi Kordofa is a small-scale farmer at the Illu Aga peasant association in Ejere District of West Shoa Zone in Ethiopia. Ten years ago, she started keeping dairy cows with training support from a local non-governmental organization. Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Feeding / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / Extension / Forages / LIVES / Livestock / Women

Forage seed businesses increase women farmers’ incomes

About a year ago (August 2015), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project in collaboration with the ILRI/GIZ FeedSeed Project organized a training on forage seed production and marketing for 21 female smallholders and five forage experts. Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Feeding / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Feeds / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / SNNPR

Private entreprises improve concentrate livestock feed supply in southern Ethiopia

Lack of access to commercial concentrate feed supply and inadequate knowledge on the use are among the challenges hindering market-oriented livestock development in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) Region. Continue reading