An Ethiopian ‘Livestock Master Plan’ is a big, and recent, example of cooperation between the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Government of Ethiopia. That plan aims to change the face of livestock research and development programs within Ethiopia — not a minor step forward for a country deemed the livestock giant of Africa (see maps on the Livestock Geo-Wiki).
Directly following the recent ‘summit of the systems‘, a meeting to develop better integrated activities between the international CGIAR research family and the Ethiopian Agricultural Research System (EARS), HE Gebregziabher Gebreyohannes, state minister for livestock resources development, publicly presented Ethiopia’s Livestock Master Plan on the premises of ILRI Ethiopia.
A collaborative project spearheaded by ILRI’s Barry Shapiro, the Livestock Master Plan proposes strategic recommendations covering a 15-year period that will feed into a second-generation National Growth and Transformation Program (GTP). The team behind the plan had already presented a poster about this…
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