Major Constraints and Opportunities of Poultry Value Chain in Adwa Wereda, Central Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

Goitom G.


The objective of this study was to identify the major constraints and opportunities along poultry value chain on 200 poultry producers in Adwa wereda, Central Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia. Poultry production was constrained by diseases, extension service, limited supply of exotic chicken, poor housing and feeding systems. Some of the diseases identified by the sample households were new castle, avian pasterolosis, coccidosis, Salmonellosis, pulorum disease and fowl pox. Traders were also constrained by lack of poultry and egg supply, trade license and diseases. In spite of this, it had also opportunities such as high turnover earning, small feed and space requirement, lower initial cost requirement, and employment opportunities.
Keywords: Value Chain Mapping, Value Addition, Profit Margin, Econometric

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