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A new four-year African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will run from 2015 to 2019 and work to genetically improve Africa's chickens and to better deliver the superior chickens to small-scale farmers. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jun/2015

In this article, we describe how the Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project uses coaching and mentoring as a learning transfer strategy to enhance new skills and knowledge application. Continue reading

LIVES, Jun/2015

The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project was honored with a trophy award by the Tigray Regional Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development (BoARD) during the 8thRegional Farmers Annual Festival that was held on May 28th, 2015 at the regional capital city of Mekelle. H.E Ato Abay Woldu, President of the … Continue reading

LIVES, Jun/2015

Small scale farmers are the guardians of 80 per cent of the world’s farmland. If we are to resolve the global soil crisis, they must be at the heart of the solutions. Continue reading

Africa RISING, May/2015

The LIVES project demonstrated intercropping of improved fodder species with fruits in Sidama and Gamo Gofa zones. Intercropping of fruits with short maturing crops such as vegetables and leguminous fodder species enables fruit producers to get multiple benefits such as incurring additional income from fodder and vegetables; improving soil fertility from leguminous fodder and enhancing the water productivity (yield per unit of water consumed). Continue reading

LIVES, May/2015

The Chicken Health for Development Project has now officially ended – what an amazing project – thanks to everyone who participated in the project and contributed to the successful completion of all our objectives. But of course – this is not the end. Papers will continue to be published, and we are moving on to … Continue reading

Chicken Health, May/2015

Congratulations to Dr Judy Bettridge, Dr Zelalem Terfa and Dr Takele Taye – the CH4D PhD students have all successfully completed their PhD theses and breezed through their viva’s! WELL DONE ALL – MANY CONGRATULATIONS! Continue reading

Chicken Health, May/2015

Research, led by MSc student Emmanuelle Sambo, has identified key constraints to health services and production for village chickens in Ethiopia. The study, focused on Debre Zeit, Ethiopia, included 71 poultry keepers (41 backyard and 30 semi-intensive chicken producers). Although women played an important role in backyard production systems, semi-intensive farms were more likely to … Continue reading

Chicken Health, May/2015

Work lead by PhD student Judy Bettridge has been published in “Preventive Veterinary Medicine”: Bettridge, J.M., Lynch, S.E., Brena, C., Melese, K., Dessie, T., Gutu, Z., Desta, T.T., Rushton, S., Hanotte, O., Kaiser, P., Wigley, P., and Christley, R.M. (2014) Infection interactions in Ethiopian village chickens. Preventive Veterinary Medicine [link] The findings highlight a number … Continue reading

Chicken Health, May/2015

In April this year, the International Fund for Agricultural Development agreed to co-finance a three year project to improve the performance of pro-poor sheep and goat value chains for enhanced livelihoods, food and nutrition security in Ethiopia. The project is led by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) with contributions from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, May/2015