Ethiopia / Event / ILRI / Markets / Value Chains

N2Africa Ethiopia project partners hold 2017 planning meeting

More than 60 participants from across Ethiopia stepped away from their work last week to take part in a review and planning workshop of the N2Africa project held 16–17 March 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), N2Africa is a science-based research-in-development initiative that is putting nitrogen fixation to … Continue reading

N2Africa’s public-private partnerships promoting legumes for food, feed and seed in Ethiopia
Africa / Animal Feeding / ASSP / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Legumes / Markets

N2Africa’s public-private partnerships promoting legumes for food, feed and seed in Ethiopia

Establishing linkages between private and public partners is key to benefit smallholders, according to a poster by scientist from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led project N2Africa. The project—targeting four regions in Ethiopia, Amhara, Oromia, Benishangul-Gumuz and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples— seeks build sustainable, long-term partnerships to enable smallholder farmers to benefit from symbiotic N2-fixation by grain legumes through effective production technologies including inoculants and fertilizers. Continue reading

Promoting collective marketing in Ethiopia to ensure smallholder farmer access to domestic and international grain markets
Africa / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Legumes / Markets

Promoting collective marketing in Ethiopia to ensure smallholder farmer access to domestic and international grain markets

Legume-dependent farmers in Ethiopia suffer from low productivity and poor value chain development. Gaining access to domestic and international grain markets would offer farmers an opportunity to increase knowledge and skills and grow their profit margins, helping poverty reduction through the implementation marketing strategies. Continue reading

Biodiversity / Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDS-CRP / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / Markets

Holistic planning good for environmental management

Ecosystem based planning should be combined with watershed management in order to achieve sustainable use of land and the services or values the land provides. This is one of the recommendations from a yearlong study by Silvia Silvestri on the Ecosystem services trade-offs in Ewaso Ng’iro, in Kenya’s Rift Valley. She was making the presentation … Continue reading

Climate Change / Crop-Livestock / Drylands / Food Safety / Forages / ILRI / Intensification / Livestock / Livestock-Water / Markets / Pastoralism / Vulnerability

PLE’s got talent, a lot of big ideas – and a bright future?

A recent meeting of the People Livestock and Environment (PLE) research theme of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) underlined the creative capacity and strong potential of team members. There is enough spark, flair and daring in the pool to embark on ambitious and relevant initiatives for the future of livestock, environment and crucially the … Continue reading

Africa / Dairying / East Africa / Ethiopia / Intensification / Markets

Dairy intensification and milk market quality in Amhara region, Ethiopia

The first report from the ‘livestock intensification project on dairy value chains in India and Ethiopia’ (funded by the OPEC Fund for International Development) has just been released. Entitled ‘dairy intensification and milk market quality in Amhara region, Ethiopia’, the project report by Addisu Bitew and colleagues report on a study to develop a systematic … Continue reading