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ENTAG Newsletter- Issue 2- May 2019

In March and April 2019, the ENTAG program held its 8th platform meetings week. The meetings raised pertinent sectoral issues and initiated interesting discussions about potential solutions and priorities. In... (more)

In March and April 2019, the ENTAG program held its 8th platform meetings week. The meetings raised pertinent sectoral issues and initiated interesting discussions about potential solutions and priorities. In the attached Newsletter, please, find the highlights of the: Poultry platform meeting, Aquaculture platform meeting, Spices platform meeting and ENTAG Internship Project. We hope that you will enjoy reading our Newsletter, and if you have any question or comments, do not hesitate to contact the ENTAG platform coordinators.

 

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Poultry Special Issue

Read our Poultry Special Issue-February-2019, which presents information about major results of ENTAG under the sub-sector.

Read our Poultry Special Issue-February-2019, which presents information about major results of ENTAG under the sub-sector.

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Company Profile_Poultry, Aquaculture and Legumes

The ENTAG programme has been working on company profiles in its four subsectors; more than 100 company profiles are now published (more)

The ENTAG programme has been working on company profiles in its four subsectors; more than 100 company profiles are now published and additional profiles are still being compiled. The profiles are being used by sector actors as source of information about who is doing what in four of the main subsectors. 

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STRATEGIC PLAN for implementation of disease prevention and control in the commercial poultry sector of Ethiopia 2018

The livestock production in Ethiopia is in a period of transition. The transition from traditional farming towards a more industrial form of farming is a necessary to meet the... (more)

The livestock production in Ethiopia is in a period of transition. The transition from traditional farming towards a more industrial form of farming is a necessary to meet the increased demand of growing population of the country as it is mentioned in GTP I and II. The transition requires a coherent strategy and structure for poultry health and disease control and prevention.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resource (MoALR) (former Ministry of Livestock and Fishery (MoLF)) has requested the Ethiopia Netherland Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) program to provide support in developing the strategic plan to strengthen the poultry health and disease control and prevention in Ethiopia. ENTAG has called for the services of the GD Animal Health in The Netherlands, which together with ENTAG staff implemented developed the strategic plan with input and reflections of the relevant Ethiopian stakeholders.

The objective of this report is, based on the analysis and discussions during numerous workshops, to advise on the structure and to describe a feasible strategic plan for organized poultry health control by the government in Ethiopia that can be endorsed by the private poultry industry, so that the Ethiopian government can support the poultry sector in increasing production to the desired level.

The strategic plan focuses on the following topics:

  • Organization of poultry industry, farm locations and flock registration
  • Poultry health management » Organization of epidemiological data
  • Surveillance programs for specific poultry diseases
  • Monitoring the effect of disease control and inter- vention programs
  • Organization of poultry diagnostics
  • Collaboration between governmental and private stakeholders

The download link for the full report can be found on this page. 

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Investment opportunities in the Ethiopian: Oilseeds and pulses sub-sector

The potential for Ethiopian sesame on the world market is still significant because of the high-quality seed varieties produced that are suitable for a wide... (more)

The potential for Ethiopian sesame on the world market is still significant because of the high-quality seed varieties produced that are suitable for a wide range of applications.

Despite the high export figures for sesame, Ethiopia still imports a variety of oil substitutes. In particular, palm oil imported from Malaysia is widely used for cooking, given its superior price-to-quality ratio com- pared to domestically produced oil. Dr Daniel Dauro from the Agricultural Transformation Agency states:

“One policy that is hindering the domestic processing of oilseeds is the duty-free importation of foreign edible oils. Palm oil is not taxed, while locally produced oil is. Imported palm oil from, for example Malaysia and Indonesia, is duty-free in order to make it affordable to the majority of the population. Less than 5% is produced in Ethiopia itself.”

Thus, the need for affordable edible oils cannot be met by domestic production alone, but largely through duty-free imports from Asia. At the same time this hinders efforts to develop Ethiopian production of edible oils from oilseeds.

Read the full report on the download link.

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Investment opportunities in the Ethiopian Dairy sector

Some facts about the Dairy sector in Ethiopia:

  • The total volume of milk produced in Ethiopia has gradually increased over the last 15 years from less than 1 billion liters to... (more)

Some facts about the Dairy sector in Ethiopia:

  • The total volume of milk produced in Ethiopia has gradually increased over the last 15 years from less than 1 billion liters to 3.0 billion litres in 2014/15.
  • The dairy sector contributes considerably to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It has a share of 40% in the agricultural GDP and 12–16% in the national GDP. The latter is about twice as high as it is in neigh- bouring countries in Eastern Africa, mainly because of the significantly higher share of agriculture in the Ethiopian GDP.
  • The Government of Ethiopia plans to almost double domestic milk pro- duction between 2015 and 2020. This increase will require investments and improvements in yields of fodder crops, feeding, genetics, health, and dairy processing.
  • Ethiopia imports a significant amount of dairy products and decreasing this will reduce foreign currency spending on imports.
  • Over the next five years the government is not only aiming at a decrease in dairy imports, but is also working on a dairy policy that will result in the export of dairy products.

Read the full report on the download link.

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