Support value chain analysis of small ruminants in Borana

In Borana sheep and goats are widely produced and traded for meat. Nevertheless a more precise estimation of trade and slaughter and their respective locations and volumes is still lacking.

Fiche signalétique

  • Département responsable Haute école des sciences agronomiques, forestières et alimentaires
  • Institut Institut des soins de santé participatifs
  • Unité de recherche Agriculture internationale et développement rural
  • Organisation d'encouragement Autres
  • Durée (prévue) 01.12.2020 - 30.06.2021
  • Responsable du projet Nancy Bourgeois Luethi
  • Direction du projet Nancy Bourgeois Luethi
  • Équipe du projet Nancy Bourgeois Luethi
    Pascale Waelti
    Dominique Guenat
  • Partenaire Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
  • Mots-clés Value chain, small ruminants, Ethiopia, business plan, feasibility study


It is currently assumed that an increased volume of shoats could be slaughtered and their meat consumed locally, rather than being transported to large towns for slaughter at abattoirs and for further export. For this purpose, the necessity of building a medium-sized slaughterhouse in Borana shall be examined. It is estimated that developing a decentralised slaughter facility would potentially allow women to take a larger stake in the shoat value chain than they currently have in the beef value chain.


In order to better appraise trade routes and volumes of shoats traded from and to Borana, a more comprehensive appraisal of the value chain shall be undertaken as a first step. Depending on the outcome of this value chain assessment, a feasibility study of the slaughterhouse shall be done as a second step. As a third step, a business plan for the establishment and the construction of a slaughter facility ready to launch for tendering purposes shall be drafted.


- Report on the value chain of sheep and goats in Borana - Feasibility study of slaughter house facilities - Business plan