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Ethiopia small ruminant project stakeholders plan and prioritize interventions for the coming year

CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

SmaRT-Ethiopia interventions marketplace - food safety Workshop participants (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu).

By Beamlak Tesfaye

The transformation of small ruminant value chain in Ethiopia is a major goal of the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Livestock. These efforts are supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded Small Ruminant value chain Transformation in Ethiopia (SmaRT) project.

On 19–20 April 2017, a workshop, in Addis Ababa, brought together livestock sector stakeholders to assess 28 small ruminant value chain transformation interventions identified and tested and/or adopted over the last five years. The goal was to develop integrated packages of proven best-bet technological and institutional interventions for each target site.

Led by the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry areas (ICARDA) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), goat and sheep meat value chain research in Ethiopia follows an approach that:

  • Provides a framework for integrating and prioritizing technical and institutional interventions at the different value chain stages.

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