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Support to Livestock Exports from the Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia)

Titre : Support to Livestock Exports from the Horn of Africa

Pays : Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia)

Identification du projet : GCP/INT/811/ITA

Durée : 2002 – 2004

The main objective of the project is to develop management structures and human resources within the livestock services in the following countries : Djibouti, Ethiopia, (Somali and Afar region) and Somalia (Somaliland and Puntland). It will operate as to strengthen local institutions and their capacity to continue to manage the system with efficient quality control.
The specific objectives which the project will achieve are : (i) to resume trade in livestock to the whole arabian peninsular ; (ii) to assure importing countries that the risk of human or animal disease from inspected livestock is low and acceptable ; (iii) to improve the livelihoods of pastoralists and others involved in livestock trade ; and (iv) to generate foreign exchange and tax revenue for governments.
The project will adopt a three fold strategy consisting in : (i) examination of export livestock near their point of first sale, near a secondary market where they are gathered and bought by larger traders and at port of embarkation ; (ii) identification and certification (although FAO will not certify as only Governments can) ; and (iii) information storage and dissemination. In this connection an EXCELEX database of livestock trade will be developed.

Partenaires : Ministry of Agriculture of Djibouti Ministry of Agriculture of Ethiopia Local veterinary authorities for Somalia

Budget : US$1 698 300

FAO – Government of Italy Cooperative programme

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