[CGIRA] New research initiative to address challenges facing Ethiopia’s dairy, poultry and small ruminants’ sectors launched

[CGIAR] Livestock production is an important sub-sector within Ethiopia’s economy in terms of its contributions to both agricultural value-added and national GDP. Ethiopia has the largest livestock population in Africa, with 65 million cattle, 40 million sheep, 51 million goats, 8 million camels and 49 million chickens in 2020 (Central Statistics Agency, CSA, 2020a). However, given its potential, there is a lot to be done. The Ethiopian government recently launched a 10 year livestock development plan with a focus on 10 commodities, including red meat, dairy and poultry.