On 22 june 2010, ILRI hosted the fourth in a series of Ethiopia fodder roundtables that bring different actors together to share knowledge on developments in the sector.
We caught up on video with some of the participants:
Amanuel Assefa from Agri Service Ethiopia explains how this NGO is supporting the development of community-based dairy hubs in the country.
Asfaw Tolessa briefly introduced the work of Land O’ Lakes in Ethiopia and how it supports dairy development in the country.
Carl Birkelo from ACDI/VOCA explains how the fodder roundtable is a useful way to keep up with developments in the sector in Ethiopia.
Speaking about the roundtables to Nadia Manning-Thomas, ILRI project leader Alan Duncan says that “the roundtable has been a good form of communication. It has helped all involved to learn about what different actors are doing around fodder, allows good networking, and helps make connections to other initiatives. People appreciate it. It not only makes more information available within the sector as a whole, but also is a good forum to synthesise main elements of what is going on in a particular area. It has crystallised real issues which we can then document and share further. It keeps knowledge moving around.”