Agriculture / ASSP / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Irrigation / IWMI / Knowledge and Information / LIVES / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / WLE

Working paper on risks in smallholder irrigated systems in Ethiopia

This working paper by the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) Project and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) presents results from an analysis of the profitability of selected irrigated commodities and farmers’ risk perception in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Agriculture / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / Crops / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Irrigation / IWMI / Knowledge and Information / LIVES / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Oromia / Regions / Research / SNNPR / Value Chains / Vegetables / WLE

Piloting solar water pumps use in Ethiopia

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. Continue reading

Agriculture / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Irrigation / IWMI / LIVES / LIVESTOCK-FISH / SNNPR / Vegetables / WLE

Farmers in Gamo Gofa and Sidama benefit from improved local water pump repair services

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. Continue reading

Agriculture / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Extension / Fruit / ILRI / Irrigation / LIVES / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Oromia / Research / Value Chains

A farmer trainer and mentor is changing the extension services landscape in Jimma zone

To promote value chain thinking in Ethiopia, the LIVES project is using coaching and mentoring combined with training, demonstration and study tours to facilitate knowledge sharing and skills transfer among actors along livestock and crop value chains. Ejigu Tefera, a farmer in Kersa District, Jimma zone, is a key local resource person who trains and coaches producers and development agents on seeds, seedling production and grafting techniques. Continue reading

Agriculture / Amhara / ASSP / Crops / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Irrigation / LIVES / Livestock / Oromia / Partners / Research / SNNPR / Tigray

LIVES and partners to launch new collaborative action research projects in Ethiopia

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. Continue reading

Agriculture / Amhara / Animal Products / Apiculture / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / Crops / Dairying / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Irrigation / IWMI / LIVES / Livestock / Oromia / SNNPR / Tigray / Value Chains

In brief: A collaborative action research proposal writing workshop conducted by LIVES

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 … Continue reading

Agriculture / Amhara / Crops / Ethiopia / Irrigation / IWMI / LIVES / Value Chains / Vegetables / Water / WLE

Wetting front detector shows promise for improving irrigation scheduling in Ethiopia

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. Continue reading

Agriculture / Amhara / Animal Products / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / Dairying / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Irrigation / IWMI / LIVES / Livestock / Oromia / SNNPR / Value Chains / Vegetables

In brief: LIVES conducted fourth project steering committee meeting

The 4th meeting of the Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders Project (LIVES) Steering Committee was held on 12 June 2015 at the ILRI Campus, Addis Ababa. The meeting was chaired by Siboniso Moyo, program leader for Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity (ASSP) and director general’s representative in Ethiopia. Participants of the meeting … Continue reading

Agriculture / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Irrigation / IWMI / LIVES / Livestock / News / Partners / Promotion / Value Chains

LIVES/IWMI participates at Ethio-Earth Day Celebrations

The second annual Ethio Earth Day was celebrated on June 6 -7, 2015 at the  Tropical Garden in Addis Ababa. It was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and EcoRemedy Publicity and Communications PLC. Mr. Taye Tulu, guest of honor and delegate of H.E. Sileshi Getahun, State Minister, Ministry of Agriculture Ethiopia and Dr. … Continue reading

Agriculture / Amhara / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Irrigation / LIVES

Unlocking pump maintenance and repair service delivery in Dembia, Amhara

Dembia District of Amhara region has a huge potential for irrigation development. The district is located at the shore of Lake Tana, along several streams and rivers and has a plain topography. Farmers produce vegetables by pumping water from Lake Tana, Megech River and a number of streams. Continue reading