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Enhancing livelihoods of poor livestock keepers through increasing use of fodder: Ethiopia Report on Output 3 Enhanced cap...
Output 3. Enhanced capacity of project partners to experiment with and use fodder innovations through effective communicat...
Activity 1 - Development of appropriate communication strategies for joint learning  within and between countries<br />
In Ethiopia the main strategy developed for communication and joint learning has been establishment of active stakeholder ...
Fodder Roundtable<br />FAP Research Team<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />C<br />A<br />C<br />A<br />C<br />A<br /...
Used Fodder Field Days as a mechanisms for bringing key stakeholders together in a relaxed forum<br />
Used Cross-visits as a way of building knowledge and momentum among farmers – But .... organised by Stakeholder Platform<b...
Activity 2 - Identification and participation in training modules for innovation systems (with DFID project)<br />
Getting to grips with innovation thinking<br />Cross-project learning with Fodder Innovation Project:<br />Alan Duncan par...
Within-country activities<br />Initial cross-project training in Ethiopia in April 2008<br />Ethiopia sharing workshop at ...
Activity 3 - Identification of partner capacity building needs<br />
A pronounced technical capacity gap on establishment, management and utilization of planted fodder - both farmers and exte...
Summary of trainings conducted<br />
Activity 4 - Development of project communication material<br />
Fodder fact sheets<br />
Developed project blog<br />
Blog hits<br />
Developed project wiki<br />
Fodder Roundtable flyers and D-Group<br />
Key messages<br />Existing approaches do work: cross visits, farmer field days, simple information leaflets in local langu...
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Enhancing livelihoods of poor livestock keepers through increasing use of fodder: Ethiopia Report on Output 3 - Enhanced capacity of project partners to experiment with and use fodder innovations through communication, technical information & training

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Presentation by Alan Duncan, Kebebe Ergano, Aberra Adie and Abate Tedla at the FAP End of Project Workshop, Luang Prabang, Laos, 15-19 November 2010

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Enhancing livelihoods of poor livestock keepers through increasing use of fodder: Ethiopia Report on Output 3 - Enhanced capacity of project partners to experiment with and use fodder innovations through communication, technical information & training

  1. 1. Enhancing livelihoods of poor livestock keepers through increasing use of fodder: Ethiopia Report on Output 3 Enhanced capacity of project partners to experiment with and use fodder innovations through effective communication, technical information and training Fodder Adoption Project (FAP)(IFAD Technical Assistance Grant 853)<br />Presentation by Alan Duncan, Kebebe Ergano, Aberra Adie and Abate Tedla at the FAP End of Project Workshop, LuangPrabang, Laos, 15-19 November 2010<br />
  2. 2. Output 3. Enhanced capacity of project partners to experiment with and use fodder innovations through effective communication, technical information and training<br />
  3. 3. Activity 1 - Development of appropriate communication strategies for joint learning within and between countries<br />
  4. 4. In Ethiopia the main strategy developed for communication and joint learning has been establishment of active stakeholder groups. <br />In Ada’a woreda, the activities of the stakeholder group have supported establishment of a dairy cooperative, procurement of cross-bred cows and improved milk marketing mechanisms<br />Cross-site visits in Ada’a and Alamata have also proved to be an effective tool for inspiring both farmers and wider stakeholders to take concerted action on livestock development.<br />Stakeholder groups have also organized within-site learning visits bringing in multiple stakeholders<br />
  5. 5. Fodder Roundtable<br />FAP Research Team<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />C<br />A<br />C<br />A<br />C<br />A<br />C<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />A<br />Mieso<br />Alamata<br />Ada’a<br />
  6. 6. Used Fodder Field Days as a mechanisms for bringing key stakeholders together in a relaxed forum<br />
  7. 7. Used Cross-visits as a way of building knowledge and momentum among farmers – But .... organised by Stakeholder Platform<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9. Activity 2 - Identification and participation in training modules for innovation systems (with DFID project)<br />
  10. 10. Getting to grips with innovation thinking<br />Cross-project learning with Fodder Innovation Project:<br />Alan Duncan participated in FIP project meeting Jan 2008.<br />Alan Duncan participated in FIP stakeholder meeting in Hyderabad - May 2010<br />Mona Dhamankhar joint stakeholder workshop in Nazareth, Ethiopia<br />FIP co-ordinators (Peter Bezkorwajnij and Ranjitha Puskur) and researchers (Rashid Sulaiman) have participated in all FAP co-ordination meetings.<br />FIP-FAP meta-analysis was commissioned (Seife Ayele)<br />
  11. 11. Within-country activities<br />Initial cross-project training in Ethiopia in April 2008<br />Ethiopia sharing workshop at Nazareth in June 2009<br />Short trainings at project sites in 2010 - Kebebe<br />But mainly ... “learning through doing” at project sites.<br />Getting to grips with innovation thinking<br />
  12. 12. Activity 3 - Identification of partner capacity building needs<br />
  13. 13. A pronounced technical capacity gap on establishment, management and utilization of planted fodder - both farmers and extension personnel. <br />Series of technical training events have been provided in project sites in Ethiopia. Trainings have been run in collaboration with regional research colleagues. <br />Also, a series of fact sheets on fodder management are being developed and will be translated into local languages. Many existing fact sheets have already been distributed.<br />
  14. 14. Summary of trainings conducted<br />
  15. 15. Activity 4 - Development of project communication material<br />
  16. 16. Fodder fact sheets<br />
  17. 17. Developed project blog<br />
  18. 18. Blog hits<br />
  19. 19. Developed project wiki<br />
  20. 20. Fodder Roundtable flyers and D-Group<br />
  21. 21.
  22. 22. Key messages<br />Existing approaches do work: cross visits, farmer field days, simple information leaflets in local languages, practical training on technical aspects<br />We embedded these within the activities of the stakeholder platforms: farmer field days used to build bridges between stakeholders; joint delivery of training with permanent stakeholders helped to make things sustainable<br />We both facilitated the stakeholder groups (Years 1 and 2, devolved in Year 3) and were a member: one thing we could offer was technical support – this was important for our credibility.<br />

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