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Ethiopia's Innovation Platforms

Innovation Platform 2021: March 23

This event was held online using Zoom.

Innovation Platform 2019Ethiopia Innovation Platform

On February 19, 2019, these partners and a large number of stakeholders gathered for the fourth annual Innovation Platform meeting in the capital of Addis Ababa. Such platforms provide a multi-stakeholder forum for participatory priority development, dialogue, and research-to-development linkages, and they ensure that the Lab’s research has practical relevance and leads to solid developmental impacts.

Here are some of the materials from the 2019 Innovation Platform. They relate to the public health, livestock, and nutrition sectors.

Topic (PDF of presentation or poster)Presenter
Update on Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems Dr. Adegbola Adesogan
Update on livestock research in Ethiopia Dr. Fekede Feyissa
CAGED: Overview and initial results of formative research Dr. Arie Havelaar
Addressing young stock mortality in smallholder farms and pastoral herds Dr. Woutrina Smith, Gema Vidal, Dr. Nigatu Kebede, and Dr. Tsegaw Fentie
Linking cattle nutrition to human nutrition: a value chain approach to improving the production, handling, and consumption of animal source foods in Ethiopia  Dr. Sintayehu Yigerem Mersha
Improving the Evidence and Policies for Better Performing Livestock Systems Seneshaw Tamru
Improving handling practices and microbiological safety of milk/products in Borana pastoral communities, Ethiopia (poster) Dr. Kebede Amenu 
Mycotoxin prevalence, risk assessment and mitigation measures in Ethiopia (poster) Dr. Carl Birkelo 
The effect of passive surveillance training on animal health (poster) Dr. Corrie Brown 
Overview of the five Equip-Feed projects  
Inventory of feed resources through a landscape analysis to document the quantities, nutritional qualities and prices, availability and accessibility of feeds Dr. Adugna Tolera
Increasing yield, quality and preservation of fodder Dr. Fekede Feyissa, and Dr. Muluneh Minta 
Improving capacity to analyze the nutritional value of livestock feeds with NIRS Dr. Mulubrhan Balehegn
Examining effects of synergizing feed, management and genetic interventions Dr. Bayissa Hatew 
Improving capacity to analyze the nutritional value Dr. Ermias Kebreab 

Meetings with national partners in Ethiopia began in 2016.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems is part of Feed the Future

This work was funded in whole or part by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Resilience, Environment and Food Security under Agreement # AID-OAA-L-15-00003 as part of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems. Additional funding was received from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation OPP#060115.  Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here are those of the authors alone.