Agricultural Mechanization Forum

We’re working with the Agricultural Mechanization Forum management group and IFPRI to organize a South-South knowledge share conference on agricultural mechanization. The conference is financed by IFPRI with contributions from GIZ and CIMMYT, and is planned for October 31 to November 2, 2017 with one day field visit to a site in Oromia. Mechanization experts…

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Public-Private Partnerships and Livestock Development

With the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, the AKLDP has recently completed a major analysis of the technical and financial feasibility of public-private partnerships to strengthen the management of livestock facilities and services in Ethiopia. The analysis covers export quarantines, livestock markets, municipal abattoirs, and contracting out sanitary mandates. The Full Report is here: PPP Report…

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In the pipeline …

The AKLDP is currently finalizing a review of the five-year Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement Through Market Expansion (PRIME) project. This project is being reviewed by the AKLDP with a view to assisting the design of a second phase. The AKLDP is also in the final stages of releasing a report on the feasibility of public-private partnerships…

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New evaluation report

Performance Evaluation of Title II Funded Development Food Assistance Programs in Ethiopia, May 2017 This evaluation report covers the four DFAPs in Ethiopia funded by USAID, and contributing to the Government of Ethiopia’s national Productive Safety Net Programme. The DFAPs shared a common goal of improving food security amongst target populations through various mechanisms, including…

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Food Security in Ethiopia in 2016

Following a major drought in Ethiopia in 2015 to 2016, this comprehensive food security assessment examines: local food supply and imports; the effects of food imports on price stability and food security; the logistics and distribution of imported food; and the performance of cereal and pulse markets. Key findings include estimates of the food deficit…

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Assessment of the magnitude and causes of young stock mortality in major production systems of Ethiopia

Lead researcher – Dr. Tsegaw Fentie, University of Gondar Collaborators Dr. Wudu Temesgen, University of Gondar Dr. Achenef Melaku, University of Gondar Mr. Getachew Assefa, University of Gondar Dr. Shimelis Tesfaye, University of Gondar Dr. Feyissa Fufa, Jimma University Mr. Zemene Adane, Jimma University Dr. Ayalew Niguse, Jigjiga University Mr. Bosenu Alemu, Jigjiga University Dr. Fikre…

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COMESA/CAADP Policy Briefs

Commodity-based Trade in Livestock Products: New Opportunities for Livestock Trade in the COMESA Region COMESA/CAADP Policy Brief No. 1 May 2008 COMESA CAADP Policy Brief 1 Livestock Commodities Hidden Value on the Hoof: Cross-border Livestock Trade in Eastern Africa COMESA/CAADP Policy Brief No. 2 February 2009 COMESA CAADP Policy Brief 2 Cross Border Livestock Trade Income Diversification Among…

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Archives – Pastoral Areas Coordination, Analysis and Policy Support

Policy Framework for Food Security in Pastoralist Areas (draft). Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)/Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) PFFSPA Consultative Draft Dec 09 final Policy Briefs on Livestock Trade and Pastoralism from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)/Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Regional Livestock Trade studies and briefings – under construction…

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