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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

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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

Agriculture / Amhara / ASSP / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Fruit / ILRI / Irrigation / LIVES / Livestock / Observations

Banana production expands in Lay Armacheho District

Lay Armacheho District was one of the potential districts identified through the suitability map for banana production in North Gondar zone. The LIVES project introduced and demonstrated the performance of an improved banana variety with recommended management practices on the farms of 10 intervention households in Musie Bamb Kebele in the district. Continue reading