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

Integrated ‘smart’ packages the focus of next phase small ruminant value chain project in Ethiopia
East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ICARDA / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value chains

Integrated ‘smart’ packages the focus of next phase small ruminant value chain project in Ethiopia

In May, partners in the current Small Ruminant value chain Transformation in Ethiopia (SMaRT) project met to formulate priority actions for the coming years (until the end of 2021). The project will consolidate research to date, translating it into an integrated package of interventions that can be tested at greater scales. Combining inputs and expertise from across the research program and its partners, the project objective is to consolidate, implement, evaluate and promote a ‘SMaRT pack’ of technologies and innovations at producer level while ensuring equitable access to input supplies and services and political support. 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