Gender assessment of dairy value chains: evidence from Ethiopia

This report presents the findings from a gender assessment of dairy value chains in Ethiopia, which is part of a series of similar studies carried out as well in Kenya and Rwanda.
It aims to formulate country-specific recommendations for Ethiopia, and to contribute to developing general guidelines on how to implement gender sensitive initiatives in the dairy value chain.
The assessment considered:
ƒƒ- women and men’s roles and responsibilities, their different benefits, opportunities,
needs, constraints and challenges along the value chains;
ƒƒ- economic opportunities arising along the value chains, as well as women and men’s capacity to access them;
-ƒƒ factors contributing to reduce gender inequalities in the value chains.

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End Market Analysis for Meat/Live Animals, Leather and Leather Products, Dairy Products Value Chains

The document tries to describe on the end market analysis of meat/live animals, Leather and leather products and Dairy Products of Ethiopia. The document review the opportunities and challenges to produce and deliver quality livestock products at desired amount for local and export market.

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Value Chain Analysis for Ethiopia: Meat and Live Animals; Hides, Skins and Leather; and Dairy sub sector.

The document tries to examine and understand three livestock value chains: meat and live animals; hides, skins and leather; and dairy products. While each of the analyses describes the value chain’s under performance and the causes for this, each analysis also identifies opportunities and courses of action to address constraints and performance issues.

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AGP- Livestock Market Development 5 Year Strategy

Expanding Livestock Markets for the Small-holder Producers

This document describes the Livestock Market Development (LMD) Project’s strategy to support the improvement of Ethiopia’s livestock industry. It includes strategies for the three LMD value chains: Meat and Live Animals (MLA); Hides, Skins and Leather (HSL); and Dairy Products

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Invest in Ethiopia

This business opportunities report elaborates on why to invest in Ethiopia by discussing the conductive investment climate, the diverse agro-ecology and fertile soils, the expanding infrastructure, and the competitive labour force of Ethiopia

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Dairy Land, Sustainable Land?

The dairy sector in the Ethiopian Highlands: The place of traditional fermented milk products

In Ethiopia, around 97-98% of the annual milk production is accounted by the traditional milk production system, which is dominated by indigenous breeds. Most of the milk produced in the country is accordingly processed on-farm using traditional technologies that are generally not well understood. The very few enterprises currently operating in and around the capital depend on the traditional sector for the majority of their milk supply. These underscore the importance of understanding the traditional sector to render improvement interventions possible.

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Professional Cow House Design

Handbook: Designing and planning modular dairy cow house (Kenya)

This Handbook has been prepared for the Kenya Market-led Dairy Programme (KMDP) by Vetvice ( and The Friesian Dairy Development Company ( KMDP is a 4.5 year programme funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nairobi. The programme started 1st of July 2012 and is implemented by SNV/Kenya, Netherlands Development Organisation, in collaboration with stakeholders in the Kenyan dairy industry.

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