East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ICARDA / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Consolidation of ICARDA’s presence in Ethiopia creates more opportunities for the Livestock and Fish program

The Livestock and Fish program is working hand in hand with partners to implement the Ethiopia sheep and goat value chain and this development is another great opportunity to enhance and grow the partnership opportunities along the entire farm to fork approach. Continue reading

Africa / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Ethiopia small ruminant value chain analysis reports released

Eight reports from rapid assessments of small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia have been published. The assessments describe the various value chains, assess strengths and weaknesses, and list some ‘best bet’ intervention plans for each of the sites.

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Burkina Faso / CGIAR / Goats / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains / West Africa

Rapport de l’atelier sur le Programme de développement des chaines de valeur des petits ruminants au Burkina Faso

Les 16 et 17 décembre 2013 s’est tenu à Ouagadougou un atelier sur le Programme de Développement des Chaines de Valeur des Petits Ruminants au Burkina Faso. L’atelier avait pour objectif de partager avec les acteurs des chaines de valeur des petits ruminants et les partenaires de recherche et du développement du Burkina Faso, les informations relatives aux Programmes Elevage et Pèche et a celui des chaines de valeur des petits ruminants, de repérer les partenaires potentiels afin d’engager des discussions sur leur futur rôle dans ce programme. Il fallait aussi au cours de cet atelier faire le choix préliminaire des sites dans lesquels les activités de recherche vont être menées. Continue reading

Cattle / Goats / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Tanzania / Value Chains

Livestock and Fish program planning and management committee to meet in Tanzania

Preparations are underway for the 8th Program Planning and Management Committee (PPMC) and the 3rd Science and Partnership Advisory Committee (SPAC) meetings to be held in Tanzania, 10-12 December 2013. With Tanzania as one the Livestock and Fish value chain countries, various project summaries have been prepared for the PPMC and SPAC members to understand … Continue reading

East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Ethiopia sheep and goat value chain training in benchmarking

From 6-9 November, the Livestock and Fish program organized training on the use of benchmarking tools for sheep and goat value chain development in Ethiopia. Nearly 30 participants took part in the training from the different value chains intervention areas in Ethiopia namely Atsbi, Abergelle, Doyogena, Horro, Menz, Yabello, and Shinelle. These value chain benchmarking … Continue reading

A4NH / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Ethiopia small ruminant value chain marketplace highlighted in Livestock and Fish planning meeting

Sheep and goat value chain research explained (photo credit: ILRI\Zerihun Sewunet) A highlight of the recent Livestock and Fish review and planning meeting was the Ethiopia sheep and goat value chains exhibit. Designed to bring the ‘field’ to the meeting, some 90 people joined the structured visits to stands from different value chain actors. The … Continue reading

A4NH / Africa / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Targeting Livestock and Fish work on small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia – Emerging ‘best bets’

Last week, Ethiopian partners in the program joined the last of three workshops to take stock of the results of small ruminant value chain assessments in 8 sites. Together, 67 individuals from the sites and other partners joined the workshops. These came from research, academic, NGO, private companies, as well as international research organizations. This … Continue reading

A4NH / Africa / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Ethiopia small ruminant value chain assessment: First results assessed

Stakeholder discussions and planning for the Livestock and Fish small ruminant value chain development project began in mid-2012. By November, sites were selected and teams were trained to carry out rapid value chain assessments in the project’s 7 research sites (including for the safe food fair food project). Field implementation of the rapid value chain … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Breeding / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Genetics / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Small Ruminants

Characterizing goat genetic resources in Ethiopia

On 20 and 21 December 2012, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) ran a training course for national partners and collaborators on methods and approaches for phenotypic characterization of animal genetic resources. “For genetic resources to contribute to food security goals, we need … Continue reading