Ethiopia Priority Country Program: 2021 Annual Report
Barbara Rischkowsky. (1/12/2021). Ethiopia Priority Country Program: 2021 Annual Report. Beirut, Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
The Ethiopia priority country project – on of four priority country programs under CRP Livestock - focuses on Small Ruminant Value Chains to supply a growing market in Ethiopia with quality meat products. The project aims at improving livelihoods of women and men farmers and at facilitating equitable access to input supplies and services through community action and political support. ICARDA and ILRI, with partners, have been pilot-testing and validating productivity-enhancing technological and institutional innovations to address specific value chain constraints. The tested innovations included improved feeding, genetics, herd health and marketing as well as facilitating community action. The testing was accompanied by capacity building of farmers and other value chain actors. Since 2019, proven innovations have been consolidated into an integrated package, called SmaRT pack, which has been implemented through community-based approaches.