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Author: MoARD/Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development/
Publication Date: November 2007
Abstract: The Government of Ethiopia has recently elaborated a number of agricultural policies and strategies aimed at creating and enabling an environment for investments in the sub-sector,the main thrust of which is to promote labour-based technologies and land capitalization aimed at production for both the domestic and international markets. In this context, the Government believes that the development of the agriculture sector will serve as the catalyst for economic growth and could therefore contribute significantly to achieving food security, creating employment and reducing poverty at the national and household levels. In this context, livestock production is of strategic economic importance, not only because of its numbers and diversity, but also because the majority of the rural people either keeps livestock as a livelihood or use livestock for various other activities like farming and transportation of people and products.The primary goal of this study is to enhance the contribution of livestock to the national economy and food security at the national and household levels.The livestock development master plan study is designed to develop a comprehensive set of strategies to address the major constraints hindering the country’s ability to take advantage of these opportunities and harness the full potential of the sub-sector.
Keywords: Ethiopia,ivestock development master plan,livestock production,food security,meat production
Contact Details: MoARD P.O.Box 62347 Addis Ababa Ethiopia
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