Animal Feeding / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ICARDA / ILRI / Intensification / Research / SLS

Characterizing farming and livestock production systems in Ethiopia: Assessing the potential for Africa RISING interventions

As part of the feed and fodder early win project, three reports were recently produced for the Ethiopian Highland project of Africa RISING:

  • Characterization of the livestock production systems and the potential of feed-based interventions for improving livestock productivity in Sinana district, Bale highlands, Ethiopia – read the report
  • Characterization of the farming and livestock production systems and the potential for enhancing livestock productivity through improved feeding in Horro district, Ethiopia – read the report
  • Characterization of the farming and livestock production systems and the potential for enhancing livestock productivity through improved feeding in Lemu-Bilbilo district, Arsi highlands, Ethiopia – read the report

These reports offer pictures of how the livestock and farming production systems in the three Africa RISING priority districts of Sinana, Horro and Lemu-Bilbilo were characterized using the Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST). FEAST is a systematic and rapid method to assess local feed resource availability and use at site-level. It helps in the design of intervention strategies aiming to optimize feed supply and utilization through technical and organizational interventions.

Discover the FEAST tool

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