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Camel Value Chain Development in Somali Region (Ethiopia)


Titre : Camel Value Chain Development in Somali Region (Ethiopia)

Country : Ethiopia

Sector : Economic Growth and Trade

Project Timeline : 12/24/2012 - 12/23/2016

Project description
Improve the productivity and competitiveness of the camel milk value-chain sector in Somali Region to increase incomes and enhance nutritional status of targeted households. Despite a large camel population in the region, the milk yield per animal is low due to various factors such as limited skills and knowledge in camel husbandry practices, feed shortages and animal diseases. The camel milk activity develops appropriate technologies and approaches in animal husbandry techniques in the areas of breed improvement, animal feed and fodder, and animal health service delivery especially on building the capacity of community animal health workers to diagnose and treat camel disease. The activity supports and works with producers, milk collectors, and aggregators such as milk marketing groups (mainly women) to improve milk hygiene and quality so that producers supply quality milk to processors and retail outlets. Finally, the activity works to strengthen market access and trade linkages.

Total obligation : $1,000,000

Agence de Développement International du Gouvernement des Etats Unis (USAID)

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