A4NH / Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASSP / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Improving the health of small ruminants in Ethiopia

In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on its animal health work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief reviews interventions and tools to improve small ruminant health in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Products / Cattle / Dairying / East Africa / Food Safety / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Assessing use of the Mazzican to transport and improve milk quality in Tanzania

This report presents results of field testing a new and affordable food grade plastic container (the “Mazzican“) to assess acceptability and validate its efficacy to improve the bacteriological quality of milk when it is used for handling and transportation of raw milk by agro-pastoralists and smallholder farmers. Continue reading

A4NH / Africa / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASF / CGIAR / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIL / Research / Uganda / Value Chains

Pig diseases in Uganda: Impacts on pig production, human health and nutrition

In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on its animal health work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief reviews interventions and tools to address pig diseases in Uganda. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Cattle / Central America / CGIAR / Dairying / East Africa / Genetics / ILRI / India / Indigenous breeds / Kenya / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / Research / South Asia / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Dairy production systems and the adoption of genetic and breeding technologies in Tanzania, Kenya, India and Nicaragua

This paper characterizes dairy production systems in India, Tanzania, Kenya and Nicaragua, and describes the genetic and breeding technologies that hold promise for the advancement of global development goals. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / East Africa / Ethiopia / Feeds / Forages / ICARDA / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Desho grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum), a feed resource for mid and high altitude regions of Ethiopia

In June 2016, Bimrew Asmare graduated from Jimma University, studying the agronomic, utilization, nutritive and feeding value of desho grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum) in North-western and Southern Ethiopia. Continue reading

AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Systematic review of vectors and vector-borne diseases in small ruminants in Ethiopia

This systematic literature review provides a comprehensive summary on major vectors and vector-borne diseases in small ruminants in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Breeding / Animal Feeding / Capacity Development / East Africa / Ethiopia / ICARDA / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Scaling / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Integrated sheep improvement technologies showcased in Doyogena, Ethiopia

Feeds and nutrition, community-based sheep breeding and reproduction technologies were the focus of the November 2016 field day in Doyogena, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Hosted by the Areka Agricultural Research Center, the event brought farmers and others together from the Doyogena, Ancha Sedicho and Hewora kebeles where sheep farming is the mainstay of livestock production. Continue reading