Project Details

Livestock and livelihoods: Improving market participation by small-scale livestock producers

Duration: 10/Nov/2006 - 10/Jun/2010

Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa

Donor: Other international or regional organization,European Commission (EC)-Belgium

The project aims at improving market participation of smallholder goat and cattle keepers in the semi-arid areas of Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe. The key objective is to shift small-scale livestock producers from extensive production practices towards more commercially-oriented, intensive practices by linking extension and input delivery more directly with marketing strategies. Overall, the project also aims to evaluate constraints to and opportunities for commercialization of smallholder production of goats and cattle; and establish an effective communication strategy to facilitate networking and exchange of information among sector stakeholders.

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