Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / SLU / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Training on field postmortem examination and sample collection to control small ruminant respiratory and reproductive diseases in Ethiopia

Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute, in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Ethiopia’s National Animal Health Diagnostic and Investigation Center, trained 16 veterinarians, laboratory technicians and assistant veterinarians as part of efforts towards improved small ruminant respiratory and reproductive disease control in Ethiopia. Continue reading

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 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

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Gender-based constraints and opportunities to women’s participation in small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia

Using the Community Capitals Framework, this article explores the factors enhancing or constraining women’s access to, and control over, the resources required to participate in, and benefit from, small ruminant value chain activities. Continue reading

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