N2Africa’s public-private partnerships promoting legumes for food, feed and seed in Ethiopia
Africa / Animal Feeding / ASSP / Crop-Livestock / CRP12 / East Africa / Ethiopia / 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

Africa / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Legumes / Value Chains

N2Africa project strengthening the capacity of partners working within legume value chains in Ethiopia

Stakeholder capacity development ranges from organizational (physical) to enhancing human competencies on improved legume technologies, agribusiness, gender mainstreaming, legume value addition and nutrition. N2Africa project of the International Livestock Research Institute outlines the four pillars of its approach to capacity development in legume value chains. Continue reading

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

Understanding niches for multi-purpose-legume intensification in smallholder farming systems: Early applications of the decision-support Legume CHOICE tool in Ethiopia

Legumes have great potential to contribute to rural livelihoods and natural resources, according to a poster designed by scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

Promoting collective marketing in Ethiopia to ensure smallholder farmer access to domestic and international grain markets
Africa / ASSP / CRP12 / East Africa / Ethiopia / 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

Public-private partnerships for sustainable legume technology dissemination in Ethiopia
Africa / ASSP / CRP12 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / ILRI / Legumes

Public-private partnerships for sustainable legume technology dissemination in Ethiopia

In southeastern Ethiopia, reinforcing the development of grain farms is essential as a means of helping farmers improve their income. An International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) poster highlights several farming models which may be useful to enhance the knowledge and skills of and technologies available to farmers growing a variety of grain types. Continue reading

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