Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems: Better Performing Livestock Systems in Ethiopia: Reviewing the Evidence to Improve Policies

Well-performing livestock systems matter enormously for both income and better nutritional outcomes among smallholder farmers in developing countries. Important research is often conducted to improve livestock technologies, yet market and demand issues that might inhibit their adoption, are frequently ignored. Failure to engage the right market signals and to gain proper understanding of consumption issues and dynamics, often result in wasted efforts to improve the supply environment with adapted technologies.

This project seeks to improve the evidence and policies for better performing livestock systems in Ethiopia, henceforward known as ELISE, and to bring markets and consumption – as well as production – forward as an integral component of research on livestock systems. Greater insights into these aspects will better inform  evidence-based decision making, and consequently lead to a better performing livestock sector in Ethiopia. Read more.