Beef Cattle Value Chain Analysis in Bora and Dugda Districts, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

Solomon Ayele


The research is financed by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)/Livestock and Irrigation Value chain for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) Project


This study was aimed at analyzing beef cattle value chain in Bora and Dugda districts, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. The specific objectives of the study were to identify major beef cattle value chain actors and their roles in beef cattle value chain in the study areas and the major constraints and opportunities in beef cattle value chain. About 120 smallholder beef cattle producers were selected randomly from the five kebeles administrations proportionally. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the collected data. The value chain analysis results showed that the major value chain actors in the study areas are input suppliers, producers, traders, small feedlot operators, processors/butcheries, hotels and restaurants, and consumers. The study results also revealed that feed shortage, high prices of feed, disease outbreak and poor managements were the major constraints that farmers were faced on behalf of production side. From market side, market price instability, low price offered for the commodity and involvement of intermediatiaries were the major constraints. Improving beef cattle production and management through provision of effective extension services, inputs, strengthening farmers’ value addition (fattening) to beef cattle at farm level and developing efficient value chain were recommended for policy implications. 

Keywords: Beef cattle, Value chain and Bora and Dugda Districts

DOI: 10.7176/FSQM/87-03

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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