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    The 50th Year Golden Jublee

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Latest News

EIAR Biotechnology Research Directorate Conducts I...10 Feb 2016 12:17

Biotechnology Research Directorate under the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) conducted its directorate-level integration annual research [ ... ]

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Werer Agricultural Research Center Celebrating 50t...10 Feb 2016 07:48
Werer Agricultural Research Center Celebrating 50th Year Golden Jubilee

Werer Agricultural Research Center (WARC) is among the oldest federal agricultural research centers in Ethiopia. It was established in 1966. Now, the [ ... ]

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Research Review on Land, Water Resources Kicks Off04 Feb 2016 13:50
Research Review on Land, Water Resources Kicks Off

Annual research review on land and water resources at the national level has begun on 03 February 2016 at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research [ ... ]

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EIAR is holding its 50th-year anniversary conferen...01 Feb 2016 12:27
EIAR is holding its 50th-year anniversary conference at ECA

EIAR is holding a national conference with the theme "Agricultural Research for Ethiopian Renaissance" at ECA conference halls as part of its 50-year [ ... ]

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  • Featured Articles

    • ACGG Program Set To Increase Chicken Productivity in Ethiopia

      ACGG Program Set To Increase Chicken Productivity in EthiopiaIn Ethiopia, the use of improved technologies to improve the traditional practices of livestock production has remained very limited for various reasons. In contrary, the demand for livestock products is becoming very high and the price of such products has shown sharp increases in the past few years, calling for the need to look for all possible strategies to fill the gap between the increasing demand and the staggering supply of livestock products in the country. This, in turn, implies the need to improve production practices and input supplies in all livestock sectors and, in particular, in priority livestock species. There is also a need to improve the availability of appropriate technologies to reach the end user farmers, with an end-to-end complete involvement of different stakeholders along the value chain. Among others, the poultry sector has remained a priority area in the livestock research and development agenda of the government of Ethiopia. Compared with other livestock...

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    • Agro-weather Advisory Tool for Climate-Smart Agriculture

      Informing Farmers to Increase Productivity, Manage Weather-Induced Risks and Improve Food Security Agriculture plays leading role in Ethiopian economy, providing food and generating revenues. However, agricultural productivity varies greatly by region due to climate risks of which daily, monthly and seasonal weather (intra-seasonal variability in temperature and rainfall) are main drivers. Climate change is also expected to exacerbate these adverse impacts. The policy implications of these challenges are far reaching, with respect to ensuring food security, trade policy, poverty reduction and natural resource management issues. Appropriate tools are therefore of urgent importance to better translating raw climate data into usable and accessible information by all stakeholders and particularly by farmers for improved decisions. By translating climate information into actionable climate knowledge, an innovative decision support system comprising of ‘agro-weather tool’ that can...

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    • Enhancing Women’s Engagement in Chickpea Production: The Case of Multifaceted Role of Denkaka Megertu Farmers’ Cooperative

      Enhancing Women’s Engagement in Chickpea Production: The Case of Multifaceted Role of Denkaka Megertu Farmers’ Cooperative  Women make essential contributions to agricultural and rural economies in all developing countries, including Ethiopia. As several studies indicate, however, women’s contributions to the sector have been overlooked, underrepresented and underserved. On top of this, it is repeatedly stated that women have limited access to land and other productive resources. FAO stated that if women farmers used the same level of resources as men on the land they farm, they would achieve the same yield levels. The yield gap, as most research findings indicate, is due to differences in resource use, mainly inadequate access to and control over improved agricultural technologies.  Realizing this fact, since the mid-1990s, the Ethiopian Agricultural Research Institute has undertaken gender-related activities to integrate gender perspectives in agricultural research endeavors and to improve the livelihood of women by creating innovative women group models. Among the efforts of benefiting women with...

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