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Analysis of Beef Cattle Value Chain and Value Addition Activities: Empirical Evidence from Toke Kutaye and BakoTibe Districts, West Shewa Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

Analysis of Beef Cattle Value Chain and Value Addition Activities: Empirical Evidence from Toke Kutaye and BakoTibe Districts, West Shewa Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

Dabesa Wegari and Fikiru Temesgen Gelata*

 

 

Department of Agribusiness and Value Chain Management, Ambo University, P.O.Box: 19, Ambo, Ethiopia. 
 
*Correspondence | Fikiru Temesgen Gelata, Department of Agribusiness and Value Chain Management, Ambo University, P.O.Box: 19, Ambo, Ethiopia; Email: fiktems@gmail.com 

ABSTRACT

The aim of the study was identifying actors of the beef cattle value chain and their value addition activities in Toke Kutaye and BakoTibe Districts, West Shewa Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia. The data were collected from both primary and secondary sources. For this study, both primary and secondary sources of data were collected. The primary data were collected from 376 producers, 30 fatteners, 20 traders, 10 butchers, 12 hotels, 10 consumers and other institution actors; totally 476 respondents by using interview schedule, site visit and personal observation. Data analysis was made using descriptive and inferential statistics. In the study areas, the major beef cattle value chain actors were input suppliers, producers, traders, fatteners, processors, retailers, consumers and governmental and non-governmental institutions. The core functions of the chain actors were input supply, production, marketing/trading, processing, retailing and consumption of the product.Therefore, the required recommendations were creating strong horizontal and vertical linkages/relationships between the chain actors and on mutually beneficial actions for the smallholder farmers.

 

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