Small Ruminant Value Chain Analysis in Fentale Districts of East Shoa Zone, Ethiopia
American Journal of Modern Energy
Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2020, Pages: 1-8
Received: Dec. 4, 2019; Accepted: Dec. 31, 2019; Published: Jan. 9, 2020
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Shimelis Gizachew Desalegn, Adami Tulu Agricultural Research Center, Adami Tulu, Ethiopia
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The study was conducted in four kebele of Fentale districts of Pastoral and Agro-pastoral Area to map out small ruminant value chain actors and their roles, identify the major constraints and suggest the specific areas of intervention for better performance of small ruminant value chain. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected from primary and secondary sources a total of 98 producers, 12 traders, 20 consumers and 4 exporters were interviewed with separate semi-structured questionnaires. The result of study indicated that small ruminant made by far the greatest contribution to livestock-based livelihoods in study districts. About 98% of pastoralist offers small ruminant for sale to meet their crucial needs at any time during the year. The result of this study revealed that even if small ruminants supplied to the markets by pastoralist more or less meet the quality attributes required by export markets still the majority of producers (72.4%) backyard production type, followed by small scale (23.5%), medium scale (2%) and commercial scale (2%) respectively. Appropriate extension service that will respond to the peculiar needs of export markets, especially on the aspect of providing information and knowledge on the desired small ruminant characteristics and quality requirements of importing countries should be provided for the producers.
Small Ruminant, Value Chain, Fentale
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Shimelis Gizachew Desalegn, Small Ruminant Value Chain Analysis in Fentale Districts of East Shoa Zone, Ethiopia, American Journal of Modern Energy. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.11648/j.ajme.20200601.11
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