DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Irrigation / IWMI / LIVES / Water / WLE

Institutions for irrigation water management in Ethiopia: Assessing diversity and service delivery

This working paper reports on a study in Ethiopia to: i) assess the nature and diversity of irrigation institutions in the study schemes; ii) evaluate existing institutions service delivery with respect to selected attributes and draw useful lessons; and iii) identify appropriate interventions. Continue reading

DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Irrigation / IWMI / LIVES / Research / Water / WLE

Analysis of water delivery performance of smallholder irrigation schemes in Ethiopia: Diversity and lessons

This working paper focuses on water delivery performance of 10 smallholders irrigation schemes in four regions of Ethiopia, representing diverse water sources, distribution systems, command areas and number of beneficiary farmers and across agro-ecologies as represented by elevation ranges. Continue reading

Animal Production / ASSP / Credit / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Factors determining household allocation of credit to livestock production in Ethiopia

Access to credit is often viewed as a key to transforming semi-subsistence smallholder farmers into market-oriented producers. However, only a few studies have examined the factors that affect farmers’ decisions to allocate credit to farm activities in general and livestock production in particular. This working paper employs a trivariate probit model with double selection to … Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Animal Production / ASSP / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / Goats / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Small ruminants

Genetic-phenotypic and production-system diversity in goat populations in Ethiopia

This working paper synthesizes and analyses the genetic, morphological and production system characteristics of five indigenous goat populations of Ethiopia, namely Ambo, Gondar, Woyto-Guji, Arsi-Bale Highland and Arsi-Bale lowland goats. Continue reading

Animal Production / ASSP / Cattle / Dairying / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Smallholder dairy farming systems in the highlands of Ethiopia: System-specific constraints and options

This working paper identified characteristic features of smallholder dairy farming in the highlands of Ethiopia, reclassifies sample farmers to the highland dairy farming systems with quantitative data and statistical analysis, and identifies system-specific constraints and leverage points for developing the dairy value chain. Continue reading

Animal Production / ASSP / Cattle / Dairying / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Transforming traditional smallholder cow milk production systems in Ethiopia: Ex-ante evaluation

This working paper presents an analytical and empirical modelling framework which integrates dairy cattle herd growth and economic model for simulating milk production in traditional dairy cattle production systems in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / ASSP / Cattle / Dairying / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH

History and experiences of hormonal oestrus synchronization and mass insemination of cattle for improved genetics in Ethiopia

This working paper is based on the results of testing a simple hormonal oestrus synchronization protocol and mass insemination under on-farm conditions in order to improve access to improved dairy genetics by smallholder farmers and to kick-start market-oriented smallholder dairy development in selected sites in Ethiopia Continue reading