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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2009

    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

    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
    August, 2009
    Ethiopia, Eastern Africa

    Agricultural production in Ethiopia is characterised by subsistence orientation, low productivity, low level of technology and inputs, lack of infrastructures and market institutions, and extremely vulnerable to rainfall variability. It has a rapidly increasing population currently close to 74 million and yet about 39 percent of the population lives on absolute poverty of less than a $1 a day poverty line while close to 80 percent falls below US $2 a day poverty line.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2009
    Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Africa, Eastern Africa

    This study attempted to predict the likely impacts of a dam reservoir and flow regulation on riparian plant composition and diversity. The study was conducted around the Koga dam in the upper part of the Blue Nile basin in the northwestern part of Ethiopia. Floristic composition and diversity in the riverine and adjacent sites of the river was studied. The presence of plant species that would be affected by the storage of the Koga River water and the modification of the downstream river flow regime were assessed.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

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