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COVID-19 EFFECTS ON THE ETHIOPIAN POULTRY SECTOR

COVID-19 is known to be the global health crisis of the century. Like most countries in the world Ethiopia is currently feeling the pressure of the pandemic. Higher number of cases for COVID-19 is being... (more)

COVID-19 is known to be the global health crisis of the century. Like most countries in the world Ethiopia is currently feeling the pressure of the pandemic. Higher number of cases for COVID-19 is being recorded with the number of infected people increasing daily. To ensure the safety of the society against COVID-19 the government has declared a state of emergency, enforcing precautionary measures to control the spread of the virus. The horrors of the pandemic and the precautionary measures imposed have affected all types of businesses across the country including the poultry industry.

The Ethiopian Poultry sector is considered as one of the priority sectors for development by the Ministry of Agriculture, recog-nizing its great contribution to food and nutrition security. Before the pandemic, the Ethiopian commercial poultry sector was showing positive growth rate with increasing demand for poultry products. To meet this demand, commercial poultry farms have been expanding, increasing the production rate.

According to CSA and FAO 2018/2019 data, the annual poultry meat production was estimated at 54,000 tons per annum. For egg production, based on the assessment conducted by ENTAG (Business opportunity report, 2020), the commercial sector attributes to 73,357 tons per annum. However, currently the pandemic has negatively impacted the sector and poultry production and consumption rates are declining greatly. The end date to this global crisis is still unknown and the fate of these industries remains at stake. Therefore, a quick assessment of the sector through a questionnaire survey distributed to key stakeholders and telephone interviews has been conducted in order to identify the damage to the sector.

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Business Opportunity Report – Herbs Sub-sector

Herbs are generally used for medicinal, culinary and aromatic purposes, and are produced in many countries with seasonal variations offering the opportunity for producers to trade globally. It is clear from... (more)

Herbs are generally used for medicinal, culinary and aromatic purposes, and are produced in many countries with seasonal variations offering the opportunity for producers to trade globally. It is clear from looking at Trade Map¹ that herbs are traded in all directions, with obvious differences in the balance of trade due to quality differences and costs of production. In developing countries, herbs are largely produced by smallholders for their own domestic consumption, with a small proportion of export quality herbs produced with great care and the use of high-tech production methods. For this reason, developing countries strive to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDIs) to engage in the production of agricultural production, including herbs. In Ethiopia, modern horticultural production is mainly developed by FDIs and a few Ethiopian companies using greenhouses, as well as in open fields. This document is a business opportunity report of the Ethiopian herbs sector for potential investors in the area.

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY REPORT – Invest in the Ethiopian Poultry Sector 2020

Poultry has a significant role in the Ethiopia rural community as a source of income and nutrition. About 45% of rural households in Ethiopia, about 8.1 million households, hold up to nine chickens, and about... (more)

Poultry has a significant role in the Ethiopia rural community as a source of income and nutrition. About 45% of rural households in Ethiopia, about 8.1 million households, hold up to nine chickens, and about 1.7 million households have between 10 and 49 chickens (CSA, 2018). The role of the commercial sector is increasing (16.52% commercial meat production and 25% commercial egg production), and overtaking the share of the traditional backyard poultry farming system from year to year in terms of production volume. This is a Business Opportunity Report for new investors who want to launch businesses in the Poultry sector of Ethiopia.

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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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