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Deployment of Food Legume Technologies in Ethiopia: Achievements and Lessons Learned
This BOOK is the outcome of the collaborative endeavors of diverse partners and stakeholders addressing the challenges of seed systems and scaling faba bean and chickpea innovations in Ethiopia. It is the second of two BOOKs which focuses on faba bean and chickpea, the first being on malt barley. Pulses play a significant role in the inte...
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan: Development and Scaling of Sustainable Feeds for Resilient Aquatic Food Systems in Africa (FASA) project 2022-2027
The “Development and Scaling of Sustainable Feeds for Resilient Aquatic Food Systems in Africa (FASA)” project is a 5-year project funded by NORAD and implemented by WorldFish. The project is focused in three Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, where the aquaculture sector is expanding and demand for fish is increasing. The growth of...
SKiM - Exit Strategy
As the SKiM Project concludes, focus is increased in documenting the approaches, resources needed, and conditions towards successful project results turnover, and takeover of the initiative by stakeholders. This Exit Strategy for Sustainability of Knowledge Management Strengthening Interventions presents what SKiM has delivered towards en...
A policymaker’s guide to increasing youth engagement in aquaculture in Nigeria
Supporting young people to enter food value chains can help reduce high levels of youth unemployment across sub-Saharan Africa. The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and WorldFish conducted a study to understand the drivers of, and hindrances to, youth entry into aquaculture value chains in Nigeria to support development of ...
Effect of processed sweet lupin (Lupinus angustifolius) grain supplementation on growth performance and socioeconomic feasibility of Doyogena sheep in Ethiopia
Background The experiment evaluated the effect of supplementing sheep fed natural pasture hay with processed sweet lupin grain on growth performance and its economic feasibility. The finding revealed that use of steamed lupin shown to improve the nutritive value of the grain and sheep performance. Methods The experiment was carried out u...
Gender-responsive design opportunities for bacteriophage therapy targeting Salmonella for adoption by Kenyan chicken keepers
Focus group discussions. This research activity on gender and bacteriophages is one of the aims within the research project ‘Phages as a one health approach for the replacement of antibiotics, and reduction of drug resistant nontyphoidal Salmonella, in poultry farms in Kenya’. Bacteriophage (phage) technology has the potential to pre...
Wheat Production and Breeding in Ethiopia: Retrospect and Prospects
Wheat, cultivated on a total area of 2.1 million hectares annually with a total production of 6.7 million tons, is one of the most important food security crops in Ethiopia. However, there is a huge gap between wheat production and supply due to the increasing demand associated with the surge in urban population, change in food preference...
AI-Driven Climate Smart Beekeeping for Women | 2021 Project Report Brief
In 2021, the AI-Driven Climate-Smart Beekeeping (AID-CSB) for Women project worked with 39 beekeepers in Uzbekistan and Ethiopia to co-design and localize the “Beekeeper’s Companion”, a climate-smart information communication technology for development (ICT4D) app designed to support beekeepers’ hive management practices and impro...
AI-Driven Climate-Smart Beekeeping for Women | 2021 Project Report
The AI-Driven Climate-Smart Beekeeping (AID-CSB) for Women project worked with beekeepers in Uzbekistan and Ethiopia to co-design and localize the “Beekeeper’s Companion”, a climate-smart information communication technology for development (ICT4D) app designed to support beekeepers’ hive management practices and improve honey pro...
Urban Food Markets in Africa – incentivizing food safety (Pull-Push Project) - Assessment of pesticide residues in vegetables produced in central and eastern Ethiopia
The project aims to improve food safety in urban informal markets in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia, specifically in poultry and vegetable value chains. While previous efforts have often focused on training producers or regulators with little attention to incentives for behaviour change, the project investigates if consumer demand can provide ...
CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems - Annual Report 2021
This 2021 annual report describes the key achievements of the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH). During 2021, FISH focused on several key areas to achieve a successful and impactful closure of the program: (i) completing key lines of research, (ii) accelerating the transition from discovery to enable the uptake...