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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2016
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    The study was conducted with the objectives of analyzing and developing Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS) equation for predicting nutritional value and mineral constituents of chickpea haulm, and to determine the relationship between fodder quality and agronomic traits of chickpea. The samples were collected from Akaki, Alem Tena, Chefe Donsa, Debre-zeit and Minjar field experimental sites of Debre zeit Agricultural Research Center and the laboratory work was conducted at Animal Nutrition laboratory of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Ababa.

  2. Library Resource
    September, 2016
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Ethiopia has high prevalence of clinical and subclinical mastitis in different livestock

    species and production systems and these contribute substantially to poor

    productivity in affected herds. Thus far, studies have focused on identification of

    microbial pathogens and associated risk factors for mastitis. However, relatively little

    is known about the knowledge and beliefs of livestock keepers regarding prevailing

    livestock health problems in general and mastitis in particular. An accurate

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    November, 2012
    Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia

    The study pertains to livestock management practices & their implications on Livestock Water Productivity (LWP) in the rain-fed crop-livestock systems in the Blue Nile Basin (BNB). Seven farming systems (Rice- Pulse & Teff-Millet from Fogera), (Barley-Potato, Teff-Wheat & Sorghum farming systems from Jeldu) & (Teff-Millet & Sorghum farming systems from Diga districts) were selected & a total of 220 sample Household (HH) heads were involved. Cattle were the major livestock species accounting for 83% of the total Tropical Livestock Unit.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    April, 2007
    Ethiopia, Eastern Africa

    This study has undertaken to describe the sheep and goat production and marketing systems and identify constraints to and improvement options for smallholder farms of Alaba, southern Ethiopia. Results are based on survey of 150 sample households and rapid appraisal of major sheep and goat markets. Flock distribution and holdings in different parts of the woreda vary and thus the study sites were stratified into mixed sheep-goat flock, goat dominating and sheep dominating sites. Average family size of the study area was 6.7. Literacy of household heads accounts 30%.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Library Resource
    September, 2016
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    The objective of the present study was to assess the behaviour of people in milk

    production and consumption using qualitative methods. Further, the study involved

    the microbiological quality and safety assessment of milk and traditional dairy

    products along milk value chains. The investigation involved largely women given

    that women are customarily involved in milk handling and processing. Individual

    semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions, and observations were used to

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2016
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Indigenous knowledge is local knowledge that exists and buildup through experiences of the local community in the day-to-day practice and it is economically inexpensive. Farmers use their indigenous knowledge from time immemorial till today, thus it gives a good solution for their problems. However, this knowledge is not well studied, analyzed and documented to be used as a basis for farming system development.

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