This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on Ethiopia. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to Ethiopia. See ILRI research on other countries

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). In this post, Azage Tegegne, leader of the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) Project, reflects on how working with EIAR has shaped his contribution to livestock research in Ethiopia. Continue reading →
LIVES, Mar/2016
CGIAR research programs are developing country collaboration processes to help CGIAR centres collaborate among themselves and with other critical national partners. Communication and engagement are critical to such processes and a communication team is well placed to help there, as is the case in Ethiopia. Continue reading →
Maarifa, Mar/2016
Scale out of market-oriented extension (MOE) service and value chain development (VCD) approaches in Ethiopia is increasing as a result of training offered by the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project. Continue reading →
LIVES, Mar/2016
Crop diversity can be conserved and shared. Scientists know how to do it and at a very limited cost to the world community. It requires global leadership and stronger partnerships and the building of capacities of scientists in the developing world. No country is self-sufficient; successful breeding is highly dependent on functioning multilateralism, according to Marie Haga, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Mar/2016
Earlier this month, the Africa RISING project in the Ethiopian highlands organised its annual review and planning meeting. On the agenda: Reviewing progress in 2015, discussing future plans. Around 60 participants representing CGIAR partners, national and local government representatives, non-government, universities and the private sector attended. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Feb/2016
'Estimates of the number of people affected by drought [in Ethiopia] doubled between June and October in 2015 to 8.2m, and are now pushing beyond 10m (of a population of about 100m). . . . Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Feb/2016
The N2Africa-Ethiopia project held its third Annual National Partners Review and Planning Workshop from 27-29 January 2016 at ILRI campus, Addis Ababa. The main objectives of the workshop were to review achievements, lessons learned, challenges encountered during the 2015 season and to plan project activities for 2016 season. Continue reading →
Sustainable Livestock Digest, Feb/2016
Ethiopia has long been recognised as a biodiversity hotspot, one of the eight centres of global crop diversity. Barley, coffee, sorghum and some wild types of wheat all originated in these fertile lands. Recognizing the importance of this diversity to guaranteeing global food security, the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, the Global Crop Diversity Trust and the International Livestock Research Institute hold a high-level seminar on 23 Feb 2016 at 6 pm. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Feb/2016
Involving youth in future agriculture will require a drastic change from the present extension system. Continue reading →
LIVES, Feb/2016
Jagger Harvey will lead the U.S. Agency for International Development's Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss at the university. The $8.5 million project is helping the countries of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana and Guatemala reduce the amount of food that is lost or contaminated after harvest. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Feb/2016