ASSP / Crop-Livestock / CRP12 / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Legumes

N2Africa Ethiopia review and planning meeting focuses on public-private partnerships

The N2Africa-Ethiopia project held its third Annual National Partners Review and Planning Workshop from 27-29 January 2016 at ILRI campus, Addis Ababa. The main objectives of the workshop were to review achievements, lessons learned, challenges encountered during the 2015 season and to plan project activities for 2016 season. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Article / ASSP / Climate Change / CRP37 / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Integrated Sciences / Livestock / Tanzania

Study shows how Tanzania dairy farmers stand to benefit from improved commercial feeds

A new study has revealed the extent to which dairy farmers in Tanzania are under-served by the feeds manufacturing sector, which despite having adequate capacity, is operating at only 50% of installed capacity. On average, dairy feeds account for just 4% of what is produced by feed manufacturers in Tanzania, with poultry feeds production dominating … Continue reading

ABS / Africa / Animal Breeding / BioSciences / Breeds / CRP37 / Dairying / East Africa / Ethiopia / Humid Tropics / Indigenous Breeds / Kenya / Livestock / Presentation / Staff

Land pressure drives hunt for resilient livestock genes in East Africa, world congress told

Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are among experts discussing livestock genetics at the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production in Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 17-22, 2014. Fidalis Denis Mujibi, discusses the Use of high density SNP genotypes to determine the breed composition of cross bred dairy cattle in smallholder … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Breeding / ASSP / Breeds / CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Indigenous Breeds / Integrated Sciences / Livestock

Farmer Yohannes smiling all the way to the bank – chicken and eggs sustain Ethiopian farmers

Farmer Yohannes holds his sixteen (16) eggs, five hundred Ethiopian Birr and his brand new savings account book for his first ever bank account with only two entries – the starting balance and one subsequent saving deposit. He is celebrating a successful chicken farming enterprise; a partnership with his wife who helped feed the chickens at the right time and with his daughter who kept the records. Besides all that, he is also a converted believer to proper animal husbandry. This may be the reason Tadelle Dessie, a scientist in animal genetics and breeding; and the project leader, based at ILRI’s Addis Ababa campus, says that ‘chicken farming is the first ladder in the pathways out of poverty’ when we discuss the project with him. Continue reading