National-level members of the Humidtropics research-for-development platform (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu).
Written by Zelalem Lema, research officer, innovation systems at ILRI and Dorine Odongo, communications specialist at ILRI.
The CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics) has been implementing action research activities in Ethiopia since 2014 through local innovation platforms established in two field sites in Jeldu and Diga districts in the western part of the country.
These local innovation platforms were established in 2011 by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as part of the Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) project, which implemented natural resource management interventions for three years in these field sites. At the end of the project, livestock feed interventions for increased feed availability and improved natural resource management to reverse land degradation emerged as successful interventions of the NBDC.
In 2014, the Humidtropics program continued working with the existing local innovation platforms…
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