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Learning Route on on Innovative Livestock Marketing from Northern to Eastern Africa

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27th February - 10th March 2012 Kenya

Livestock production already accounts for 40% of the world’s agricultural gross domestic product (FAO 2009). Despite the fact that it is recognized that pastoral communities and the livestock sector and

meat system play a key role in Northern as well as in South East Africa, market access is still limited to producers and not well structured in most of the region.

Although many of these producers raise animals mainly for subsistence, many others, however, sell all or part of their livestock produce and face enormous hurdles in doing so. Indeed, access to markets is critical among smallholder producers; information is often poor, the value chain structure is complex and the dispersed role of each actor lead to exploitation of producers.

Under this framework, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the PROCASUR Corporation launched the Learning Route on Innovative Livestock Marketing from Northern to Eastern Africa, a practitioner-to-practitioner training, in order to increase awareness about channels and strategies to diversify livestock production and marketing, as well as strengthen pastoralists´ access to markets.

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