20 November 2012

Ethiopia: USAID Launches Five-Year Livestock Project in Ethiopia

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the start of a new five-year project aimed at supporting the Government of Ethiopia's Agricultural Growth Plan.

The Livestock Market Development project, which is valued at US$38 million, is designed to improve smallholder farmer incomes and nutritional status through investment in livestock value chains covering beef, dairy, and hide production. The project will be implemented in districts of the Amhara, Oromia, Tigray and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional States.

The State Minister for Agriculture, Sileshi Getahun, attended the launch of the project with the USAID Ethiopia Mission Director, Dennis Weller, as well as federal and regional government officials, livestock industry representatives and implementing partners.

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