Agricultural research for crop and livestock value chain development: The ‘IPMS’ experience
livestock live talks new series of ILRI-hosted monthly seminars Overview Improving Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) is a project that has been implemented from July 2004 to March 2013 to demonstrate market orientedAgricultural Research for Crop and transformation of subsistence agriculture using the value chain development approach and innovation systems perspective.Livestock Value Chain Development: About the speakersThe ‘IPMS’ Experience Dirk Hoekstra worked as economist and/or manager for nearly 40An interactive seminar by Dirk Hoekstra, Azage Tegegne and years in development and research organizations &Berhanu Gebremedhin who have been leading the Improving projects. He joined ILRI in 2004 to lead the IPMSProductivity and Market Success (IPMS) project and its successor project.Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders Azage Tegegne is a(LIVES) project. livestock scientist in ILRI leading the LIVES project. He has over 25 years of • The IPMS commodity development approach in an agricultural experience in livestock research for development (AR4D) framework research, education , rural • How did IPMS implement the AR4D approach in a research setting? development and mentoring of graduate • Achievements and lessons students Berhanu Gebremedhin hasVenue: Large auditorium, ILRI Addis over 20 years of research John Vercoe Auditorium, ILRI Nairobi experience on policies and strategies for sustainable WebEx for all other ILRI offices economic development of agriculture focusing onDate: Wednesday 27 March 2013 value chain analysis andTime: 1500 to 1600 hours commercial transformation of smallholders.The 30-minute talk will be followed by an interactive session with the audience.