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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2009
    Ethiopia

    The study was carried out in three highland woredas (districts) of Chilga, Dembia and Gondar Zuria in north Gondar Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia. These woredas were purposively selected because of their long experience in transhumance cattle production system. The objectives of the study were to characterize the transhumance cattle production system, identify the major constraints and forward appropriate developmental interventions for the future. Informal and formal surveys were employed to collect qualitative and quantitative data.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2009
    Ethiopia

    Transhumance, the seasonal movement of herds occurring between two points and following precise routes repeated each year, is practiced on a broad scale in the open field areas of Tigray (North Ethiopia). This article presents a characterization of the practice, factors that explain its magnitude, and recent changes. Eleven villages were selected randomly, semistructured interviews were conducted, and data on the sites were collected both in the field and from secondary sources.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2009
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Sheep have multiple roles in the livelihood of resource poor farmers as source of income, meat, skin, manure, strong wool or long hairy fleece, and as buffer resources during crop failures. These important services and products of the sheep production sub-sector justify comprehensive look into the way sheep are marketed, as the services and products are the quality attributes that characterize sheep as such. Nonetheless, very few studies have been conducted so far to identify the determinants of indigenous sheep prices and performance of the marketing system.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    April, 2009
    Ethiopia, Eastern Africa

    The study was conducted in Goma district of Jimma Zone of Ethiopia with objectives of generating baseline information and identifying challenges and opportunities of small ruminant production and marketing. Results are based on diagnostic survey of 160 sample households, group discussions, monitoring of 36 flocks and rapid appraisal of major sheep and goat markets. The study district was stratified into three groups based on flock distribution as: sheep dominating, goat dominating and mixed flock sites. The average land holding per household was 1.93 ha.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2009
    Ethiopia, Kenya, Eastern Africa

    The Nile basin experiences wide spread poverty, lack of food and land and water

    degradation. Because poverty is linked to access to water for crop, fish and

    livestock based livelihoods, improving access to water and increasing agricultural

    water productivity can potentially contribute substantially to poverty reduction.

    The major goal of the Nile Basin Focal project is to identify high potential

    investments that reduce poverty yet reverse trends in land and water

    degradation. This is done through the implementation of six interlinked work

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2009
    Ethiopia, Eastern Africa

    PN37 (Increasing Water-Use Efficiency for Food Production through Better Livestock Management -

    The Nile River Basin) set out to improve food security, reduce poverty and enhance agroecosystem

    health by managing livestock for more effective overall use of water. PN37 responded to water

    challenges posed by the CPWF, to the Nile Basin Initiative’s goal of better sharing benefits of water

    use, and to global need for the livestock sector to use agricultural water more efficiently and

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2009
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    A flock monitoring study on 60 households as undertaken from October 2008 to September 2009 to measure productive and reproductive performances; determine socioeconomic benefits and husbandry practices; and identify production barriers and suggest intervention options in Alaba Special Woreda. The Woreda was stratified on the basis of sheep and goat densities and the respective sites and households were selected using multistage (purposive and random) sampling techniques. Mean land holding per household was 1.5 ha.

  8. Library Resource
    July, 2009
    Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea, Sudan, Eastern Africa

    This project is about matching technologies (or whole strategies) with environments. It has been shown that “blanket” RMS are often inappropriate. One size does not, as they say, fit all. Strategies for upper slopes are likely to be different than those for lower slopes.

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