Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 December 2018 at 12:57

Youth Learning Visit to Climate Smart Agriculture Practice in Southern Ethiopia

On November 28th and 29th, the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) invited youth from AgriProFocus' Youth in Agricultre and Agroecology Networks to learn from project and community experience in implementing climate smart agriculture (CSA) around Doyogena in Southern Ethiopia. 

Youth had the opportunity to learn about watershed management, climate smart livestock, and home gardening. Please see the video below to learn about where some of the visiting youth came from, and what they considered to be highlights of their CSA learning visit.  

AgriProFocus and the youth that had the opportunity to participate in this learning visit are very grateful for the commitment to youth capacity building and inter-generational learning demonstrated by the CCAFS Programme and by ILRI. We would like to encourage more agriculture proj

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Youth Climate Smart Agriculture Field Learning Trip

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  26 November 2018 to 27 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Doyogena, near Hosana, Ethiopia

Youth learning visit to youth practice of climate smart agriculture and landscape management

ILRI with support of AgriProFocus is organizing a field visit for staff and partners and also for 50 youth who are interested to learn about climate smart agriculture practice by young farmers. The site is to Doyogena, near the town of Hosena. The ministry of Agriculture will be selecting 25 of the youth participants, and AgriProFocus the other 25. ILRI will cover the costs of youth participation.

Young climate resilience enthusiasts to register to participate if they are interested and available. Participants should be either youthful (between 15 and 35 years of age) and interested to benefit from practical exposure, and connection with other youth interested in agriculture and sustainability.

To apply to participate, please fill out this short online registration form by Wednesday November 21st. 

Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 25 July 2018 at 09:15


International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to lead the dairy value chain activities for PRDAIGL project in Burundi.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutrition security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa .

 Consultancy Fee: Monthly rate

Consultancy Fee: Monthly rate

Post location: Burundi

Duration: This is a consultant position, initial appointment is for six months with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued project needs.

Expected places of travel: Loc

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Feeding the Mega Cities of Africa

Event posted by in Innovation Community NUTRITION
  23 June 2018, All Day Event
  ILRI, Gurd Shola, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

In Ethiopia and globally, food systems are quickly changing as populations rapidly become more urbanized. To learn about food for city dwellers, and to promote safe and sustainable nutrition, the following activities are organized:

• Food festival showcasing nutritious, safe, and sustainable providers of food to urban residents in Ethiopia.

• Poster presentations on evidence-based research on the challenges and opportunities regarding access to healthy food in mega cities in East Africa (mainly Ethiopia).

• Live-streamed webinar on food systems for mega-cities featuring pan-African urban food system expert live in Addis engaging with continent representatives from Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. 

• Presentations, open-space discussions and mixers for knowledge exchange, co-creation and network building.

To showcase your work in the food festival please register HERE.

To present research findings on healthy urban food systems in Africa (and especially Ethiopia) guidelines for abst

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 18 January 2017 at 02:25

New Job Opportunities in Ethiopia

Please find new jobs from different organizations and programs in Ethiopia. The application deadline is indicated in brackets and click on each jobs for more information and how to apply.

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Communications and Knowledge Sharing Specialist (12 Feb)

ICT Endpoint Officer (24 Jan)

World Vision International

Resource Development Team Leader (26 Jan)

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 18 February 2016 at 11:16

The 2016 ECHO East Africa Highlands Symposium at ILRI, Addis Ababa

Call for Presentations

The 2nd ECHO East Africa Highlands Symposium will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ILRI Compound. There is also a Call for Presentations. Please read the full message from the organizers.

Greetings from ECHO Impact Center in Arusha, Tanzania!

We have the pleasure to inform you that an ECHO East Africa Highlands Symposium II entitled “Best practices of sustainable agriculture and livestock development” will take place at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa from 1st -3rd November 2016. The call for presentations is now out; please send your submission to and also as an online submission with the following link: Best Practices in Highland Areas - Presenter form

The deadline for your submission is 30th September, 2016 but it is better to be early! Notifications of acceptance will be sent to early applicants within a month from submissio

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 26 October 2015 at 07:47

Aflatoxin contamination of milk and feeds in the

greater Addis Ababa milk shed in Ethiopia

ILRI Research Brief—June 2015 by Barbara Szonyi, Dawit Gizachew, Azage Tegegne, Jean Hanson and Delia Grace reports on milk quality in Ethiopia.

Aflatoxins are toxic metabolites of Aspergillus fungi that can contaminate various food and feed products.
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is of particular importance, as it is highly carcinogenic, causing liver cancer in humans. When ingested, AFB1 is converted to aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) and is secreted in the milk of lactating mammals. In children, exposure to aflatoxins can cause stunting. In livestock, consumption of aflatoxin contaminated feed reduces productivity, which can result in serious economic losses.


A cross-sectional study was conducted in the greater Addis Ababa milk shed between September 2014 and February 2015, led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Milk and feed samples were analyzed using commer

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 August 2015 at 11:48

Poultry Project to Empower Rural Women, Youth in Ethiopia and Tanzania

Currently, chicken farming becomes not only additional means of of meat and egg production in Ethiopia but also an empowerment enterprise. Recently, ILRI launched the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) Project that it to be implemented in Ethiopia (with EIAR), Tanzania and Nigeria.

The project plan to improve chicken genetics and the delivery of adapted chickens to support poverty reduction, productivity growth, increased household animal protein intake, and the empowerment of women farmers in rural communities. It also aimed at contributing to the improvement of living conditions of Ethiopian women and youth farmers.

Read more in this Ethiopian Herald article by Zelalem Girma

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 6 July 2015 at 01:51

New Ethiopian ‘livestock master plan’ aims to take 2.36 million households out of poverty

With a relatively modest sum, less than USD 400 million over five years, the joint MoA/ILRI plan aims to reduce poverty among 2.36 million livestock-keeping households, helping family farms move to market-oriented commercial operations. Beyond the direct impact on rural families, the LMP sees benefits to urban dwellers through lower food prices and the achievement of food and nutrition security at household, sectorial and national levels.

More Information can be found HERE.
The key findings of the LMP policy brief can be found HERE

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Posted By in Dairy Uganda
Posted 12 June 2015 at 08:32

Update preparations National Dairy Event 2015

On 11th Jun 2015 we held our 1st planning meeting for the National Dairy Event. Present were; AgriProFocus Uganda, Send a Cow Uganda, Heifer International/EADD, ILRI, Bushika Integrated Area Cooperative Enterprise, Reline and Packo Ltd. We had fruitful discussions that led to an improved concept note, budget and constituting an organising committee. Meeting was hosted at Send a Cow Uganda office.


Launch: ILRI’s feed assessment app and e-learning course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  22 May 2015, 14:00-18:00
  ILRI campus, Addis Ababa

In the past 6 years, ILRI, CIAT and many partners have been developing and using more systematic and participatory methods to assess and prioritize livestock feed interventions. The Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST) is now being used in over a dozen countries and we continue to see more demand. Together with a further evolving tool called TechFit, it helps researchers, government and development agency staff and others better respond to actual feed constraints and opportunities. This approach has wider application beyond feeds. With suitable adaptation, we believe it can help guide interventions in animal health, genetics and market development.

On Friday 22 May, from 1400-1800, please join us at the ILRI campus where we will introduce and launch the new FEAST application, the blended e-learning course and ILRI’s new on- and offline e-learning platform. The event concludes with a small reception to which you are also invited.

The event will be of particular interest to people working with live

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AgKnowledge Innovation process share fair

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  25 May 2015 to 26 May 2015 - All Day Event
  ILRI, Addis Ababa

A two day event for people who enable and facilitate different types of participatory multi-actor events, processes, engagements. With a strong emphasis on interaction and rich participation.  We look for people to join to share and learn; also people who have a specific approach or experience they want to share, explain or improve.

Costs USD110 for both days, covering lunches and breaks and expert facilitation.

Follow this link for more info:


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 23 May 2014 at 12:42


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The East Africa Development program (EADD) has been in operation since 2008 during which it has supported the development and strengthening of producer organizations where dairy farmers can sell their milk, buy the required inputs and services as well as access training on dairy husbandry and business practices operation. Early this year, the program launched its second phase (2014-2018) which saw it expand its operations into Tanzania in addition to Kenya and Uganda (see previous blog posts on this here and here). Sustainability of the projects and interventions under the program has been of fundamental importance, with the goals of program’s second phase focusing on among others, increasing the performance and sustainability of hubs in each of the program countries.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) which is one of the partners in the Heifer International-led program, is working with TechnoServe to develop a mecha

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