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Improving the productivity and market success of Ethiopian farmers: Final IPMS project report published

Just released, the final report of the Improving the Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian Farmers (IPMS) project gives an overview of project activities and results between 2004 and 2012. Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), this project aimed to transform smallholder subsistence farming to a more commercial-oriented agricultural system. The project used … Continue reading

Africa / Dairying / Ethiopia / ILRI / IPMS / Livestock / Marketing / Value Chains

Smallholder dairy development lessons in Ethiopia synthesized by IPMS project

This working paper from the Improving the Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian Farmers (IPMS) project synthesizes project experiences with smallholder dairy production and marketing systems in Ethiopia. Dairy production is an important component of livestock farming in Ethiopia. The huge and diverse livestock population, varied and favourable agro-ecology for dairying, increasing demand for dairy … 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

Africa / Dairying / Ethiopia / ILRI / IPMS / Livestock / Marketing / Value Chains

Smallholder dairy development case study demonstrates power of value chain linkages in Ethiopia

This IPMS case study reports on project experiences with Smallholder dairy value chain development in Ada’a woreda, Ethiopia. In the past decades, public sector support for dairy development in Ada’a mainly focused on dairy production and supply of inputs/services, with limited involvement of the private sector and partners. There was also no clear distinction between … Continue reading