Animal Breeding / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ICARDA / Indigenous breeds / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / Small Ruminants

Community-based sheep improvement – research helps breed strong rural communities in Ethiopia

A community in Mena, Ethiopia, is running a community-based breeding project with their sheep. After 5 years, researchers are seeing positive results in terms of people’s livelihods and income, collective efforts, community empowerment, and the quality of the local sheep. Continue reading

Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / CGIAR / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Value Chains

Capacity development: facilitating the leap from individual learning to sustainable livelihood outcomes

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish is leading a major initiative to consolidate research and development efforts for a pro-poor transformation of smallholder value chains. This multi-centre research program will make its scientific research relevant by fostering the leap from individual learning to sustainable livelihood outcomes and impacts through an integrated capacity development approach. Continue reading