This article shares lessons from the implementation of LIVES project interventions aimed at increasing access to input/service supply and market opportunities for value chain actors in Ethiopia.
Identifying key leverage points and improving market linkages between farmers, input suppliers and traders is key for value chain development. But success depends on involving all key actors and helping them understand what and how they can contribute to the process.
The LIVES project in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has commenced the demonstration of solar water pumps with pilot households in Oromia and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ (SNNP) regions.
The Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project is in a position to support the scaling out of the interventions across the project areas.
The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project and agricultural research partners in Ethiopia have finalized plans for 50 new collaborative action research projects in the country.
The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project conducted a Collaborative Action Research Proposal Writing Workshop from 15-17 June 2015 at the ILRI Campus, Addis Ababa. Dr. Siboniso Moyo, Program Leader for Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity (ASSP) and Director General’s Representative in Ethiopia officially opened the workshop. Thirty-five researchers from the …
The LIVES project through the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has this year (Jan 2015) introduced an irrigation scheduling device known as a ‘wetting front detector’ for testing to improve crop production and water management at the Koga irrigation scheme.