Animal Feeding / ASSP / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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

Animal Breeding / CGIAR / Ethiopia / Genetics / ICARDA / ILRI / Indigenous breeds / Kenya / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / 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 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / 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

Preventing small ruminant diseases through education in Ethiopia
Agri-Health / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Preventing small ruminant diseases through education in Ethiopia

Crucial to preventing animal diseases is helping farmers understand how certain diseases spread. Researchers at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have developed an information poster and leaflet about the parasitic disease coenurosis which affects sheep an goats. Continue reading

Animal health research to improve small ruminant productivity in Ethiopia
Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Animal health research to improve small ruminant productivity in Ethiopia

Capacity development interventions for animal health workers can improve health of livestock, according to a poster developed by veterinarian Barbara Wieland at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Wieland details a number of interventions, that if implemented, will help improve small ruminant productivity whilst increasing income and facilitating the lives of smallholders. Continue reading

Africa / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Uganda / Value Chains

Livestock and Fish research contributes to Livestock Development Strategy for Africa

Earlier this month, on 14 Jun 2016, staff of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) helped organize a side event during the 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week on ‘How research is contributing to Livestock Development Strategy for Africa (LiDESA)’. Continue reading