Taking a value chain approach is essential to the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, according to scientists working at International Livestock Research Institute project (ILRI). Making smallholder producers more aware of market opportunities will help them make reasonable returns on their investments.
Leveraging private and public sector partners is key to helping smallholder producers establish platforms to exchange knowledge on overcoming bottlenecks in value chain, and create linkages that facilitate new businesses opportunities, such as opening of feed shops.
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.
Research has highlighted the crucial importance of the contribution of women to agricultural value chain development and governance in Ethiopia, according to scientists from the LIVES project.
This poster, prepared for the ILRI@40 series of events, gives an overview of Ethiopia’s dairy value chain based on findings from a recent working paper by the LIVES project.
This poster, prepared for the ILRI@40 series of events, gives an overview of LIVES project approaches and strategies as well as the project outputs from January 2013 to October 2014.
ILRI held its 2013 annual program meeting (APM) at its Addis Ababa campus in May 2013. The LIVES project took part in the ‘sharefair’ and scientific poster sessions bringing in-season mango and local butter for taste-testing. The LIVES team displayed two varieties of Mango: small fibrous mangos and the fleshy, big mango. All in all, …