Business Model: Supply of Livestock Inputs - Shaya Women's Sheep Fattening Youth Cooperative
Muluken Zeleke, Jane Wamatu. (4/10/2021). Business Model: Supply of Livestock Inputs - Shaya Women's Sheep Fattening Youth Cooperative.
In most countries, agricultural inputs are mainly sold by private sector businesses. Lack of livestock production inputs is a core problem particularly for livestock farmers in Ethiopia. This is due to the limited number of entrepreneurs engaged in the production and sale of livestock inputs. Shaya Women’s cooperative intend to undertake the supply of commercial feed supplements needed by livestock producers. The main products will be mineral blocks, salt licks, and commercial concentrate mix. The cooperative will act as a distributor for producers and wholesalers located in Jimma and the capital city, Addis Ababa. Through direct marketing, the feed supplements will be supplied to local markets and farms. With a start-up capital of 100,000 ETB, at least 40,000 ETB profit can be generated by the end of the second year.