Article / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Scaling / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Ethiopia small ruminant project stakeholders plan and prioritize 2017-18 interventions

On 19–20 April 2017, a workshop, in Addis Ababa, brought together livestock sector stakeholders to assess 28 small ruminant value chain transformation interventions identified and tested and/or adopted over the last five years. The goal was to develop integrated packages of proven best-bet technological and institutional interventions for each target site. Continue reading

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

Pig vaccines and diagnostics for African swine fever in Uganda

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 the vaccines and diagnostics tools and approaches developed and implemented to address pig diseases in Uganda. 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

Animal Breeding / Article / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ICARDA / ILRI / Indigenous breeds / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Review of sheep crossbreeding in Ethiopia

The objective of this paper is to examine whether or not sheep crossbreeding is a feasible option to improve indigenous sheep breeds in developing countries using Ethiopian case as example. Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Article / ASSP / CCPP / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

A meta-analysis of Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP) in Ethiopia

This systematic literature review was initiated due to lack of comprehensive information on the status and distribution of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Article / CIAT / Crop-Livestock / Environment / Feeds / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Systems Analysis / Value Chains

Do smallholder, mixed crop-livestock livelihoods encourage sustainable agricultural practices?

The authors examine by means of a meta-analysis the argument that small-scale, mixed crop-livestock farming, a common livelihood among poor rural peoples, leads to environmentally sustainable agricultural practices. Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Health / Article / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Mange-mite infestation in small ruminants in Ethiopia: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Mange-mites are economically important ectoparasites of sheep and goats responsible for rejection or downgrading of skins in tanneries or leather industries in Ethiopia.The objective of this systematic review was to compute the pooled prevalence estimate and identify factors influencing mange-mite prevalence in sheep and goats at national level based on the available research evidence. Continue reading