As part of the initial value chain development process, each of the target value chains supported by the Livestock and Fish program is carrying out a ‘situation analysis.’ The main objective is to assess the conditions within which the target value chains in the selected country operates. It aims to set broader national contexts for rapid and in-depth value chain assessments and analysis at sites or small geographical scales through the subsequent research activities.
Each assessment exercise provides an overview of past trends, current status, and likely future directions for the specific value chain.
The Ethiopia small ruminant value chain situation analysis report was published in mid 2014. It provides an overview of past trends, the current status, and likely future directions for small ruminant production in Ethiopia. Key issues and gaps in development of the value chain are also identified.