CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Ethiopian small ruminant keepers trained in ‘smart’ collective marketing

Over 400 farmers from the Menz area of North Shewa Zone in Amhara, Ethiopia attended a training on collective marketing to create a common understanding among farmers of what marketing groups are, why farmers need them, how they are formed and managed, and how such groups can be employed in small ruminant marketing. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / ASSP / CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Feeds / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research

Setting up a Near Infrared Spectroscopy platform for feed analysis in Ethiopia

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Agriculture Quality Research Laboratory of the Ethiopian Institute for Agriculture Research (EIAR) recently jointly conducted a training workshop on stationary and mobile Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) use and application in Addis Ababa. Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Article / ASSP / Capacity Development / CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / ICARDA / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Towards coenurosis control: Practical training on dogs faecal examination techniques in Ethiopia

A practical laboratory training was conducted from 8-9 September 2016 at Addis Ababa University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia for national research partners working in faecal examination for coenurosis control. Continue reading

Africa / ASSP / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / CGIAR / CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains / Women

Advancing the gender agenda in small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia

A recent gender capacity assessment study by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) revealed that low or lack of gender capacities among research and development practitioners is one of the bottlenecks in the development of gendered livestock value chains in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Community gender profiles help target small ruminant value chain interventions in Ethiopia
Africa / ASSP / CRP37 / Ethiopia / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Targeting / Value Chains / Women

Community gender profiles help target small ruminant value chain interventions in Ethiopia

This brief on community gender profiles across livestock production systems in Ethiopia found that differences in gender roles in livestock production are not only observed across regions, but also across farming systems. Men undertake a few tasks, while women engage in multiple activities, illustrating the complexity of their roles. Women are primarily responsible for dairy-related and small ruminant management activities across sites, particularly in the drier areas. Perceptions of gender in terms access to and control over resources were also found to vary from location to location, even among individuals of the same sex. Continue reading

ABS / Animal Breeding / CGIAR / CRP37 / Ethiopia / Genetics / ICARDA / ILRI / Indigenous breeds / Kenya / Livestock / Value Chains

Community-based livestock breeding programs focus of Tropentag 2016 workshop

On 19 September 2016, the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, the International Livestock Research Institute and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas host a workshop on community-based breeding at the Tropentag 2016 conference. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASSP / CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / Report / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Women

Participatory epidemiology and household survey assesses role of gender in tackling diseases in small ruminants

From 15 -19 June 2016, a result dissemination workshop was held in Ethiopia to share findings of studies which used participatory tools and household surveys to understand disease constraints and gender roles in small ruminant management. Continue reading