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IPMS experience sharing workshop: Cattle fattening group report

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During the recent (June 3-4, 2011) IPMS experience sharing workshop on market-oriented smallholder development, participants formed groups to discuss specific value chains. For each, the examined issues of targeting, production interventions, input supply interventions, processing and marketing, lessons learned and challenges. This slidecast has the audio report from the group to plenary.

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IPMS experience sharing workshop: Cattle fattening group report

  1. 1. IPMS Experience-Sharing Workshop on Market-Oriented Smallholder Development Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2-3 June 2011 Livestock Fattening Value Chain Development Group Report
  2. 2. <ul><li>Targeting </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers, Pastoralists and agropastoralists </li></ul><ul><li>Women and men </li></ul><ul><li>Youth landless group </li></ul><ul><li>Women group </li></ul><ul><li>Resource base </li></ul><ul><li>Market outlet </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Production Interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Improved management of animals </li></ul><ul><li>Stick to short cycled fattening </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of fodder development </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the use of locally available feed resources </li></ul><ul><li>Enriching fodder banks/communal grazing lands/ </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance Sweet potato cultivation </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the post harvest management (Metema case) and </li></ul><ul><li>the introduction of lab our saving technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic improvement </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Input Supply Interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Linking with credit providing institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Credit service provision </li></ul><ul><li>Farmer to farmer planting material supply system </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Improver breeds/Boran, Washera and Bonga sheep breeds/ </li></ul><ul><li>Village shops for various feed inputs and veterinary drugs </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Marketing Interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Linkage creation </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion /e.g. Livestock fair/ </li></ul><ul><li>Market group development </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of market information </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Lessons learned </li></ul><ul><li>Short cycled fattening/2-3 cycles is possible </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-stakeholders approach seems working </li></ul><ul><li>Livestock fair with multipurpose roles </li></ul><ul><li>Rural infrastructures are essentials </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Water and feed resources problems are one of the core issues in Meisso </li></ul>
  8. 8. THANK YOU!!!

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