Facilitating market linkages—LIVES project approaches and lessons learned
ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / Irrigation / LIVES / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Value Chains

Facilitating market linkages—LIVES project approaches and lessons learned

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. Continue reading

Building public-private partnerships: LIVES project approach and experience
ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / Irrigation / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Value Chains

Building public-private partnerships: LIVES project approach and experience

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. Continue reading

Capacity development for market-oriented agricultural development
Agriculture / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / Irrigation / LIVES / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Water

Capacity development for market-oriented agricultural development

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. Continue reading

ASSP / East Africa / ILRI / Irrigation / IWMI / Knowledge and Information / Markets / Value Chains

LIVES brings mango and butter tasting to ILRI’s annual meeting

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, … Continue reading