Ethiopia

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The sixth key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'integrate multiple rainwater management interventions at watershed and basin scales to benefit rainwater management programs.' The NBDC took a landscape approach that integrated multiple rainwater management strategies affecting diverse users.

NBDC, May/2014

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

Livestock and Fish, May/2014

Addis Ababa has the largest number of butcheries and meat consumers (around 30% of the national meat consumption is in Addis Ababa). To serve these consumers, there are five regional livestock market centers around Addis Ababa: Kerra, Shogolle, Akaki, Karalo and Berchuko. Compared to the supply of animals to Addis Ababa, the market centers are not adequate. In addition, the existing market centers do not have all the necessary facilities. Furthermore, technical backstopping is required for the development of the marketing system. Continue reading http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=lives-ethiopia.org&blog=36031825&#0...

LIVES, May/2014

The fifth key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'adapt new models, learning and planning tools and improved learning processes to increase the effectiveness of planning, implementation, and capacity building'. Planners, development agents and farmers, together with researchers, can use a variety of tested tools to plan and implement rain water management solutions, and to develop capacities of all actors along the way.

NBDC, May/2014

The fourth key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'create, align and implement incentives for all parties to successfully implement sustainable innovative programs at scale'. Incentives can be positive and negative, formal or informal, tangible or intangible, and they are different whether you are based upstream or downstream. Different incentives will motivate diverse actors differently, but in any case appropriate incentives are critical for community-led implementation of rain water management.

NBDC, May/2014

When Sasakawa-Global 2000 and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) provided training and loans to a group of farmers in the Awash Valley, Ethiopia, little did they anticipate what such resources in the hands of hard working, poor, small scale farmers could yield. The farmers in the Awash River Basin were trapped in poverty, earning … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, May/2014

The third key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to Strengthen and transform institutional and human capacities among all stakeholders to achieve the potential benefits of sustainable land management'.

NBDC, May/2014

The first key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'empower local communities and develop their leadership capacities to achieve long-term benefits and sustainable outcomes. Participatory design and planning on rainwater management interventions ensures key issues are addressed, the right pilot interventions are taking place and provides long term solutions with the commitment of everyone.

NBDC, Apr/2014

The second key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'Integrate and share scientific and local knowledge and encourage innovation through learning by doing’. It emphasizes the need to embrace local knowledge as a trusted source of information and expertise. The alliance of scientific analysis and community validation (for instance in farmer field days) helps pay attention to bio-physical and socio-economic aspects and bring about much more robust rainwater management solutions.

NBDC, Apr/2014

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), and partners from the National Agricultural Research System are supporting community-based breeding programs (CBBPs) in Ethiopia. This project report provides preliminary results in terms of the reproductive performance of indigenous sheep breeds kept under CBBPs, the effects of non-genetic factors on the performance of the sheep breeds in Ethiopia and overall progress in institutionalizing CBBPs. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, May/2014

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