Addis Ababa, January 23, 2013 (WIC) – Ethiopian highland smallholder farmers are expected to benefit from a project that intervenes to boost productivity and marketability of livestock, and irrigated fruits and vegetables.
Tuesday saw the launching of “Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders” (LIVES) Project.
LIVES sees to build capacity of farmers and professionals, plus contribute in knowledge management, promotion as well as commodity value chain development. The Project promises to integrate gender and the environment as important components in the process.
Figures reveal LIVES will invest over19 million Canadian Dollar over the coming six years; Canada fully finances the project.
The project works at 31 districts of 10 Zones in Amhara, Tigrai, Oromia and South States; three zones each from Amhara and Oromia plus two zones each from South and Tigrai states.
The Project targets to train around 200 graduate students through universities…

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