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dc.contributorWamatu, Janeen_US
dc.contributorEphrem, Nahomen_US
dc.creatorAbiso, Tesfayeen_US
dc.identifier.citationTesfaye Abiso, Jane Wamatu, Nahom Ephrem. (30/12/2021). Business Model: Sheep Fattening for Youth Cooperatives in Doyogena, Ethiopia.en_US
dc.description.abstractSheep fattening in Ethiopia has been recognized as a potentially profitable activity that increases the incomes of smallholders. It is practiced on various scales by small-scale farmers, suburban and urban and cooperative fattening farms. The International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA), in close cooperation with regional agricultural research institutes and partners, implements improved sheep fattening methods and technologies with an entrepreneurial lens in Ethiopia. The project aims to improve the income of rural farmers from sheep fattening. Sheep farming is one of the lucrative commercial businesses in Ethiopia. The youth have been encouraged to undertake collective action to fatten rams for sale as well as participate in related entrepreneurial opportunities along the sheep value chain. The main products of sheep fattening are fattened rams. In Doyogena, the cooperative members fatten rams individually and sell them collectively through direct marketing on the local market. Financial forecasts by sheep fattening cooperatives in Doyogena have shown that an initial investment of ETB 65,000 ETB (USD 1360) is required to set up a profitable sheep fattening business. In one year, a fattening cooperative will make 121,800 (USD 2544) from the sale of sheep. This suggests that sheep fattening is a business venture with great potential to increase income and employment opportunities for youth and women.en_US
dc.subjectno povertyen_US
dc.subjectzero hungeren_US
dc.subjectresilient agrifood systemsen_US
dc.titleBusiness Model: Sheep Fattening for Youth Cooperatives in Doyogena, Ethiopiaen_US
dc.typeInternal Reporten_US
cg.creator.idWamatu, Jane: 0000-0003-3544-6718en_US
cg.subject.agrovocpoverty reductionen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerSouthern Agricultural Research Institute, Areka Agricultural Research Center - SARI - Arekaen_US
cg.contributor.centerWoldia Universityen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - LAFSen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - LAFSen_US
cg.contributor.projectCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systemsen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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