Increasing antimicrobial resistance awareness through community conversations
AMR / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Capacity development / CGIAR / East Africa / Engagement / Ethiopia / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research

Increasing antimicrobial resistance awareness through community conversations

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock in Ethiopia tested a community-based animal health extension approach using ‘community conversations’ to engage community members and local service providers in collaborative learning and joint action process to increase antimicrobial resistance awareness. Continue reading

Improving animal welfare and livelihoods through community conversations
AHH / Animal Health / Capacity development / East Africa / Ethiopia / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP

Improving animal welfare and livelihoods through community conversations

With the support of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, a team of researchers developed a community conversation module on animal welfare. The module uses the community conversation approach to address livestock and community needs. Continue reading

Community conversations increase women’s access to farming information in the Ethiopian highlands
East Africa / Engagement / Ethiopia / Gender / LIVESTOCKCRP / SLS / Women

Community conversations increase women’s access to farming information in the Ethiopian highlands

Through the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, ILRI and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) have been engaging community members in community conversations to better understand and address farmers’ challenges in accessing agricultural information. Continue reading

AHH / Animal Health / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP

New project launched to strengthen veterinary service delivery in Ethiopia

A new four-year (2019-2022) European Union-funded project known as Health of Ethiopian Animals for Rural Development (HEARD) has been launched in Ethiopia. The EUR15 million project builds upon the experience and lessons learned from other animal health projects in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Community conversations reduce the risk of exposure to zoonotic diseases in the Ethiopian highlands
CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Women / Zoonotic Diseases

Community conversations reduce the risk of exposure to zoonotic diseases in the Ethiopian highlands

Gender division of labor exposes women and men to different levels of risk to zoonotic diseases. Women are more exposed to zoonotic diseases due to their gender roles and limited awareness and access to information. Continue reading

Using community conversations to change perceptions of community members about  gender relations in the Ethiopian highlands
CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / Research / Women

Using community conversations to change perceptions of community members about gender relations in the Ethiopian highlands

Our experience shows that community conversations are an effective way of empowering community groups to identify and analyse gender relations concerns and enabling community members to take collective actions. Continue reading

Ethiopia partners identify gaps in gender in livestock research and options for farmers
East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / Women

Ethiopia partners identify gaps in gender in livestock research and options for farmers

A consultative workshop on gender hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) identified gaps in livestock research and development and investible options that will inform the work of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock in Ethiopia. Continue reading