Business development

Published: 23 February 2021
Last edited: 23 February 2021

Trained in sheep husbandry, ration balancing and formulation, entrepreneurship and marketing.

Classifications

Category
Co-management building
Management planning
Scale of implementation
Local

Enabling factors

The Ethiopian government and the private sector need to invest in strategies around Community Based Breeding Programs to make the programme work and be sustainable in low‐input systems. Institutional arrangements including the establishment of breeders’ cooperatives to support functionality and sustainability of the programs. 

Lessons learned

Productivity per animal and flock offtake are both low because of the absence of appropriate breeding programmes, lack of technical capacity, poor‐quality feeds, diseases leading to lamb mortality, and underdeveloped markets in terms of infrastructure and information. Sustainable cooperatives develop it develops confidence in local communities as it is based on existing management and breeding practices.