Update on sheep meat value chain           in Ethiopia          Aynalem Haile (ICARDA)  Planning Meeting September 2011   ...
Entry Point• Established collaboration and lessons learnt  from the joint ICARDA/ILRI/Boku Project  "Developing community ...
Target areas for sheep value chains
Outcomes and outputs in 2012Priority       1. Market demand and structures at allOutcomes          levels fully understood...
Outcomes and outputs in 2013Priority       1. Improved understanding of sheep VCsOutcomes          and their structure and...
Activities & ResourcesThe focus     1) Resource mobilization              2) Continue operation in fieldPhD studies   1) S...
• Projects  – LIVES  – AUSAID-fodder project  – USAID highland  – IFAD Nile valley  – BeCA goat breeding  – SARI
Staff playing major roleICARDA   BR (40%) – VC coordination         Aynalem Haile (30%) - Breeding         Aden Aw-Hassan ...
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Presented by Aynalem Haile (ICARDA) at the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish Value Chain Development Team Meeting, Nairobi, 5-8 March 2012

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Update on sheep meat value chain in Ethiopia

  1. 1. Update on sheep meat value chain in Ethiopia Aynalem Haile (ICARDA) Planning Meeting September 2011 CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish Value Chain Development Team Meeting Nairobi, 5-8 March 2012
  2. 2. Entry Point• Established collaboration and lessons learnt from the joint ICARDA/ILRI/Boku Project "Developing community based breeding programs" for four local sheep breeds in Ethiopia
  3. 3. Target areas for sheep value chains
  4. 4. Outcomes and outputs in 2012Priority 1. Market demand and structures at allOutcomes levels fully understood. 2. Model(s) for collective action for sheep producers developed and required institutional support determined. 3. Platforms for farmers-traders negotiation establishedPriority 1. Market chain and consumer demandResearch analysis completed.Outputs 2. Assessment of existing forms of collective actions for farmers in Ethiopia 3. Roles of women in sheep production in different systems
  5. 5. Outcomes and outputs in 2013Priority 1. Improved understanding of sheep VCsOutcomes and their structure and efficiency. 2. Capacity in VCA methods built among partners in Ethiopia. 3. Sheep breeding programs optimized (full support from NARs) 4. Market for improved rams established.Priority 1. VCA (technology constraints, capacityResearch constraints and required partnerOutputs institutions) completed for sheep VCs in Ethiopia. 2. Functional recording database 3. Breeding value estimation
  6. 6. Activities & ResourcesThe focus 1) Resource mobilization 2) Continue operation in fieldPhD studies 1) SNPs to assess breed composition in Menzat Boku (Awassi-Menz sheep crossbreds) 2) Impact of improved genetics (size and feed requirement) on natural resource baseNARS Support filed operation of the national system including up/out scaling Budget for the yearACIAR Fodder market scoping study in EthiopiaADA, DFID, Long term strategies for stallholder sheep breedingUSAID, programsdonorconference
  7. 7. • Projects – LIVES – AUSAID-fodder project – USAID highland – IFAD Nile valley – BeCA goat breeding – SARI
  8. 8. Staff playing major roleICARDA BR (40%) – VC coordination Aynalem Haile (30%) - Breeding Aden Aw-Hassan (25%) – VC analysis & Impact assessment Market specialist (50%) Malika Martini (25%) – Gender Forage, Rangeland, Nutrition (10% each)ILRI

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