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

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s