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Independent Evaluation of the Programmes and Cooperation of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in Ethiopia

Evaluation Report. January 2011









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    Given the scarcity of land and water resources, global strategies to increase food production should focus efforts on increasing production per unit resources, i.e. the combined increase of production per unit land surface (yield expressed in kg/ha1) and the increase of production per unit water used (water productivity expressed in kg/m³). Closing land and water productivity gaps is a complex task which requires: (i) monitoring of current levels of productivity in various crop production systems; (ii) assessment of observed productivity relative to potential; (iii) identification and analysis of the underlying causes of the productivity gaps; and (iv) evaluation of options and identification of viable solutions to close the productivity gaps in the local context. To support these processes, this project is applying analysis of high resolution satellite images in conjunction with specific algorithms to determine spatial and temporal variability of agricultural water and land productivity. Through the project activities, a validated remote sensing based methodological framework is being created to assess and monitor land and, more specifically, water productivity. The provision of near real time information through an open access data portal (WaPOR https://wapor.apps.fao.org) will enable a range of service-providers to assist farmers attain more reliable yields and to improve their livelihoods; irrigation operators will have access to new information to assess the performance of systems and to identify where to focus investments to modernize the irrigation schemes; and government agencies will be able to use the information to monitor and promote the efficient use of natural resources. In Ethiopia, the capacity development activities will build on ongoing and past work undertaken by IWMI. Stakeholder analysis, needs assessment, and capacity building will take place with relevant national partners, and actual piloting of solutions and capacity building will take place in the Koga reservoir in combined rain-fed and irrigated systems. The objective is to identify and implement locally appropriate solutions to build capacity to improve water productivity at the scheme level, which can be tested in Ethiopia and out-scaled to the other project locations.
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    The newsletter is an initiative by the Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD) Programme in Ethiopia, implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The aim of the newsletter is to provide information on program updates, promote the One Health approach in Ethiopia and stimulating additional partnerships and collaborations within and outside FAO. The newsletter is intended to both internal and external audience: FAO staff, government ministries, development partners, donors, non-governmental organizations, academic and educational programs, professional societies, the private sector, media and the general public. This publication contains major news, events, and programme progress covering the third quarter (April - June) of 2018. Major issues highlighted in this newsletter include evaluation of national animal health surveillance system; rabies awareness creation event; revision of national antimicrobial-related legislations; validation and dissemination of a baseline assessment on antimicrobial use and resistance in animal health; and joint multi-sectoral investigation of a rabies outbreak. It also presents a wide range of supports provided to the National Animal Health Diagnostic Investigation Center (NAHDIC); and the launching of a project to enhance surveillance capabilities and underlying policy frameworks in selected East African countries including Ethiopia. Moreover, a feature story that narrates our effort to modernizing the veterinary laboratory information management system in Ethiopia; and some key facts on the Rift Valley Fever are also incorporated in this publication.
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    This newsletter is an initiative by the Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD) Programme in Ethiopia, implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The aim of the newsletter is to provide information on program updates, promote the One Health approach in Ethiopia and stimulating additional partnerships and collaborations within and outside FAO. The newsletter is intended to both internal and external audience: FAO staff, government ministries, development partners, donors, non-governmental organizations, academic and educational programs, professional societies, the private sector, media and the public. This publication contains major news, events, and programme progress covering the fourth quarter (July - September) of 2018. Among the major issues highlighted in this issue of the newsletter are mapping of One Health stakeholders in Ethiopia; details of an awareness creation event on anthrax; revising and updating of the national animal health workforce database; assessing capacity of the national Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) surveillance system; and sensitizing One Health stakeholders on socio-economic and livestock projections and scenario analyses. In addition, the publication highlights a newly started project to improve sanitary capacity and facilitate export of livestock and livestock products from Ethiopia. Besides, a regional laboratory and field training and an advanced laboratory diagnostic techniques training provided for partners are also some of the areas given importance in the newsletter. Moreover, summary of a snapshot on the cattle sector in Ethiopia, which was drafted by FAO in July 2018; and a promising story on Peste des Petits Ruminants Project are also incorporated in this publication.

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