This toolkit from the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) Project explains the planning, implementation and documentation of the LIVES capacity development and knowledge management interventions.
Market-oriented development is a relatively new strategy in Ethiopia and a lot of work is needed to help transform the country’s agricultural sector. As part of this process, the LIVES project team has undertaken to strengthen innovation and learning capacity of value chain actors. ILRI capacity development brief 7, Capacity development in the LIVES Ethiopia project, examines three aspects of this issue in Ethiopia: training and coaching value chain actors and service providers; LIVES capacity development scaling out strategy; and capacity development of public sector staff.
Interventions by the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) Project are now enabling Ethiopian farmers better maintain their irrigation water pumps to improve their food production and food security.