Why don’t farmers use locally-available feed resources? Some IPMS reflections for Tanzania

Originally posted on LIVES-Ethiopia:
In a visit LIVES team made to Tanzania, we came across a farming system which included crops and livestock components: rice, sunflower, dairy and meat cattle. There are also sunflower oil processors and rice mills in the nearby town that sell by-products (oilcake and rice bran) to traders outside of the…

Agriculture / East Africa / Ethiopia / IPMS / Knowledge / Livestock / Marketing / Value Chains

Video: IPMS Ethiopia – project approaches and experiences, 2015-2012

This video highlights approaches and experiences of the Improving productivity and Market success (IPMS) of Ethiopian Farmers project that operated in four regions of Ethiopia from 2005-2012. IPMS, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), was a research for development project implemented by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / East Africa / Ethiopia / Extension / ILRI / IPMS / Knowledge / Value Chains

Portable papier-mâché displays to disseminate IPMS products

In its last year of implementation, the Improving the Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) of Ethiopian Farmers project promoted and shared its outcomes, lessons and good practices in commodity value chain development at different levels and locations. To do so, different tools and means were used.  For those well-established organizations/institutes with library space and facility, the … Continue reading

Dairying / Ethiopia / Gender / IPMS / Women

IPMS-supported women’s dairy credit and saving cooperative hosts international visitors

On the 11 January 2013, the Babo Gaya Saving and Credit Cooperative leaders and members in Ada district, Oromia hosted participants from the IFPRI-ILRI workshop on Evaluating the Impacts of Agricultural Development Programming on Gender Inequalities, Asset Disparities, and Rural Livelihoods.  The cooperative was initiated by 19 women 11 years ago; it now has 96 … Continue reading

Ethiopia / Extension / ILRI / IPMS

New release from IPMS: A guide to market-oriented extension services

This guide is the latest output of the IPMS Ethiopia project. Authored by Berhanu Gebremedhin, Samson Jemaneh, Dirk Hoekstra and Ponniah Anandajayasekeram, it helps raise awareness about the importance of market-oriented extension and ways to build capacities to provide this service among those who work directly with farmers and their organizations, and small-scale rural enterprises. … Continue reading

Ethiopia / ILRI / IPMS

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
The Improving the Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) of Ethiopian Farmers project was recently approached by the producers of ‘Egna’ TV program, one of the well-known evening Ethiopian TV shows, to document the project’s work on rural women empowerment. Egna’s producer, Gelila Media and Advertisement PLC produce and broadcast TV…

Ethiopia / ILRI / IPMS

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
This innovation story narrates the experience of the Improving Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) project on livestock fattening in Ethiopia. The video documents how a 2005 alliance between the local government office of agriculture, the IPMS project, and local livestock farmers and traders in western Ethiopia took advantage of livestock…

Ethiopia / ILRI / IPMS

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Over the past six years, the Improving productivity and market success (IPMS) project has touched the lives of many Ethiopians at different levels, in different ways and times. For some, it was a stepping stone to the next level in life, or a means to find a purpose, or a…