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Ethiopian Livestock Feed (ELF)  Project – introducing Techfit By Alan Duncan, Inception meeting for the  ‘ Fodder and feed...
Techfit <ul><li>The problem </li></ul>
What is your main problem Feed
What feed technologies have you got? Planted forage Urea treated straw Bypass protein OK, let ’ s try those
<ul><li>A solution </li></ul>
Techfit <ul><li>A discussion support tool for prioritizing feed technologies </li></ul>
The core concept Key context attributes Land Labour Credit Input Knowledge Key technology attributes Land Labour Credit In...
x = Score Matching context to technology Key context attributes Land Labour Credit Input Knowledge Key technology attribut...
Technology filter Technology list Pre-filter Main filter Score
Cost-benefit assessment <ul><li>What does the technology cost? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inputs, labour, land etc? </li></ul><...
Final output <ul><li>Ideas for some promising feed interventions that might work </li></ul><ul><li>Better understanding of...
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Ethiopian Livestock Feed (ELF) Project: Introducing Techfit

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Presented by Alan Duncan at the Inception workshop for the ‘Fodder and feed in livestock value chains in Ethiopia’ project, ILRI, Addis Ababa, 21-22 February 2012

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Ethiopian Livestock Feed (ELF) Project: Introducing Techfit

  1. 1. Ethiopian Livestock Feed (ELF) Project – introducing Techfit By Alan Duncan, Inception meeting for the ‘ Fodder and feed in livestock value chains in Ethiopia ’ project ILRI, Addis Ababa, 21-22 February 2012
  2. 2. Techfit <ul><li>The problem </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is your main problem Feed
  4. 4. What feed technologies have you got? Planted forage Urea treated straw Bypass protein OK, let ’ s try those
  5. 5. <ul><li>A solution </li></ul>
  6. 6. Techfit <ul><li>A discussion support tool for prioritizing feed technologies </li></ul>
  7. 7. The core concept Key context attributes Land Labour Credit Input Knowledge Key technology attributes Land Labour Credit Input Knowledge
  8. 8. x = Score Matching context to technology Key context attributes Land Labour Credit Input Knowledge Key technology attributes Land Labour Credit Input Knowledge
  9. 9. Technology filter Technology list Pre-filter Main filter Score
  10. 10. Cost-benefit assessment <ul><li>What does the technology cost? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inputs, labour, land etc? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What does the technology deliver? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced milk yield, improved reproductive performance, better growth etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Does it make sense? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Final output <ul><li>Ideas for some promising feed interventions that might work </li></ul><ul><li>Better understanding of why the usual suspects often don ’ t work. </li></ul>

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