What’s driving Ethiopia’s fast development? Millions of smallholder farmers, of course
Agriculture / Animal Production / Article / ASSP / Directorate / Ethiopia / Food Security / Livestock / Policy

What’s driving Ethiopia’s fast development? Millions of smallholder farmers, of course

Industrialization is key to economic development, and agriculture—supplying raw materials for processing and value addition—is an essential component of that process. Comprising more than 40% of national GDP and producing the overwhelming majority of the Ethiopia’s food, smallholder farmers are at the centre of the country’s recent economic success. So declared the director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Jimmy Smith, in an agriculture panel discussion, this week, organized by the Economist magazine and held at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa. Continue reading

Fragments d’ILRI: La viande dans nos assiettes, les vies dans nos lunettes
Consumption / Directorate / French / ILRI / Livestock / Opinion Piece / Pro-Poor Livestock

Fragments d’ILRI: La viande dans nos assiettes, les vies dans nos lunettes

Ce billet d’opinion offert par Jimmy Smith, directeur général du Centre International pour la Recherche sur l’Elevage (ILRI) est paru le 23 février 2015 dans The Economist, dans sa version anglaise ‘The Meat We Eat, the Lives We Lift’. Il reprend les critiques exprimées à l’encontre de l’élevage à la loupe pour comprendre la perspective différente entre le monde développé et en développement sur cette question. Continue reading

The meat we eat, the lives we lift–Opinion by ILRI director general Jimmy Smith
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The meat we eat, the lives we lift–Opinion by ILRI director general Jimmy Smith

The following opinion piece by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), is reprinted from The Economist’s Analysis & Opinions page, The Meat We Eat, the Lives We Lift, where it was published on 23 Feb 2015. Continue reading