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U.S. Launches New Livestock Market Development Project in Ethiopia

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11/20/12

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U.S. Launches New Livestock Market Development Project in Ethiopia

U.S. Launches New Livestock Market Development Project in Ethiopia

Press Release

Farmers in Four Regions to Benefit

November 17, 2012, Adama, Oromia – As part of President Obama’s Feed the Future Initiative in Ethiopia, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new five-year project called “Livestock Market Development” in support of the Government of Ethiopia’s Agricultural Growth Plan (AGP). State Minister of Agriculture Sileshi Getahun and USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller presided over the launch attended by federal and regional government officials, livestock industry representatives, and implementing partners.

The AGP-Livestock Market Development Project will improve smallholder farmer incomes and nutritional status through investments in livestock value chains including beef, dairy, and hides. The project is expected to generate 2,600 new on and off farm jobs and improve the livelihoods of some 200,000 households.

Through a focus on production and marketing, the project will improve animal feed systems, expand animal healthcare services and improve animal breeding while also linking producers to end markets, enhancing sanitary standards for animals and plants, and increasing market competitiveness.

USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller asserted, “Through the AGP-Livestock Market Development Project, USAID, working closely with Ethiopia’s government and the livestock sector, will benefit small scale producers and rural communities by raising incomes, improving nutrition, creating livestock-related jobs and providing improved access to animal health services and to markets.”

The project, valued at $38 million, will operate in selected districts in Amhara, Oromia, Tigray and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP) regions. CNFA (formerly the Citizen’s Network for Foreign Affairs) will lead implementation of the program for USAID along with other partners in each region: Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara (ORDA), Relief Society of Tigray (REST), Hundee, and Self Help Africa-Ethiopia. The U.S. President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) contributed funding to the project to ensure benefits will also extend to livestock producers and laborers affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Comment from: AGAZIT WOMAN [Visitor]
AGAZIT WOMAN

Enabling,supporting small farmers is the best solution for Ethiopia and in general Africa.

Here in Tigray we have so many live stock,ships,cows,doro making Tigray one of the richest in cattles per capital in ethiopia.

Supporting all Ethiopia farmers is the best way to feed our selves and export the surplus to the rest of the world.

And those days are not too far.

LONG LIVE ETHIOPIA FARMERS!

11/20/12 @ 21:21
Comment from: guta [Visitor]
guta

Commodity market is the solution. Improve the marketting system and the life of individual farmer will change for good. I have been hearing about working at the farmer level (better breeds, better disease management, better feeds, better overall management) have been tried and have minimal chnage for the life of farmers (if these are the primary focal point). All these will take care of themselves if the end market is the driver. If you increase the value and demand at the end, farmers will come up with ingenious ways of keeping their product up, healthy and improve their production. Focus on the end market, thats the solution. Farmer level intervention is good primarily for NGO workers.

11/20/12 @ 22:02
Comment from: C'est moi senait [Visitor]
C'est moi senait

AGAZI MAN

hhaaaaaa. I can n’t stop laughing ,can some body call 911,,,,,haaaaaaaa call 911…… Haaaaaaaa
Did you say ??????
Here in Tigray we have so many live stock,ships,cows,doro making Tigray one of the richest in cattles per capital in ethiopia.

HAAAAAAAAA ……..

COME ON LADY. YOU (tifframm) weyanne shite. The entire Oromaia and Amhara are laughing when they read this….haaaaaaaa. Soon ,you are the only one weyanne who produce Teff and coffee. OF COURCE PER CAPITAL…..haaaaa, some body stop me…haaaaaaaa.

Xxxxxxx get rid of these parasite charitiesxxxxxx
How many years they have been this…….

Xxxxxxx. Throw out this bastards from Ethiopia soil.xxxxxxxx
The project is expected to generate 2,600 new on and off farm jobs and improve the livelihoods of some 200,000
households.

11/20/12 @ 23:00
Comment from: boka [Visitor]
boka

AGAME WOMAN

You people pull statistics out of your pocket just like that huh? How do you come up with something like that?

11/20/12 @ 23:08
Comment from: ment4you [Visitor]
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ment4you

Please people Agazit woman is a scholar and a researcher….seriously I meant it…..and please don’t call her crazy, confused, tifram….it is not fair!!!!

11/20/12 @ 23:54
Comment from: C\'est moi senait [Visitor]
C\'est moi senait

Here in Tigray we have so many live stock,ships,cows,doro making Tigray one of the richest in cattles per capital in ethiopia.

Agazi Leba

I just call addis asked some one in govt. She told me it is TRUE. BECAUSE, YOUR WEYANNE LEBBA ARMY IS LOOTING EVERYTHING FROM POOR OROMO AND AMHARAS FARMERES AND TAKE THEM THERE IN THAT BARREN land where there is grass to feed them.

11/21/12 @ 00:02
Comment from: HAMETIC & SEMETIC [Visitor]
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HAMETIC & SEMETIC

@C\’est moi senait [Visitor]
you’re mean human being , She have the right to Dream about Tigrai.They don’t fight 17years with the help of E.P.L.F to Fertile TIGRAI.and self sufficient tigrai kilel.

11/21/12 @ 01:10
Comment from: Ejole Ambo [Visitor]
Ejole Ambo

Agazit woman,

Your comment would be perfectly fine,if the sentence ” Here in Tigray…” were not included.

11/21/12 @ 04:14
Comment from: TEDDY [Visitor]
TEDDY

Agasess Woman ,keep on your stupid fairitale ,your rocky desperate land
has nothing more as livestock than an unqualified heads of Goats…LOL !!!!Afterall this fake project is once again launched for the benefits of Azeb Gangs and The Sheraton Sheik owning the monopole of the Export to Saudia Arabia .

11/21/12 @ 04:42
Comment from: gudfela [Visitor]
gudfela

Any project involving from U.S at the rate U.S is going in poor nations such as Ethiopia, is very doubtful. Can we list what positive outcome they have done since they came in with TPLF? From that, it should tell you whether they are doing good or not. I am however pro other Europeans. Europe is going under economic problems brought about by bankers from U.S.

What is the use of stopping farmers to produce food and USAID giving us gmo foods? They do 2 damages: 1, the gmos food causes cancer and tumors and disrupt hormones and not as natural as real foods grown from the traditional farmers. 2. Dependence, you are so dpendent on food that if they withdraw the food as act of war, mass people will die in starvation. Agazit Woman, kudos for you on this one. Your rational head is working today. Perhpas tell the other part of your brain to change as well.

11/21/12 @ 05:46
Comment from: Amhara Princess [Visitor]
Amhara Princess

Well, Ethiopia is already a country with the largest livestock population in Africa, has been for countless years. USAID please do not turn our organic livestock industry into genetically modified trash that is making US folks look like hippos. Watch out people! In areas where our country excels already, we need no USAID. Try education, health, GM free large scale farming etc etc?

@ Agazit

Hahahahaa! “Abayin Yalaye Minch Yinafqewal” Alu Yehager Sewoch :)):))

Anchi Setye you really need to venture out from Adgi-rat and visit others parts of Ethiopia that are livestock rich & Tigray isn’t even among them in the list? Hello! Nowhere near, funny lady who doesn’t even know what her province is good for …Miskin


11/21/12 @ 17:44
Comment from: C'est moi senait [Visitor]
C'est moi senait

Agazi bandit

Are you hallucinating again. Please stop smoking hashish . Look around in your barren land full of flies,flease,grasshopper . Do you mean you have a lot of locusts and grasshopper to EXPORT? hhaaaaaaa.

11/23/12 @ 03:59
Comment from: Wodajo [Visitor]
Wodajo

For many years till very recently Tigrai did not have arable land like the rest of Ethiopia, Which means Tigrai’s land was not to be cultivated since it is stone not soil.For the last twenty+ years EFFORT has been trying to import soil from other parts of the country to change the land from stone to soil with commendable success.Now we are cultivating HAY instead of cultivating crops like most of the other fools districts do.Soon Tigrai will have more livestock than the rest of Ethiopia!

11/23/12 @ 04:38
Comment from: Jimmy Hinson [Visitor]
Jimmy Hinson

Good that the USAID is still functioning so well for the benefit of other countries. I hope that the agency will reach farther areas in the globe and cater to as many poor countries as possible.

11/27/12 @ 03:47

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