Uncategorized

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…

Africa / Agriculture / Dairying / Ethiopia / Gender / ILRI / IPMS / Knowledge / Livestock / Marketing / Uncategorized / Value Chains / Women

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