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The ACTESA’s livestock engagement is based on supporting active and potential livestock value chains in the 19 COMESA member countries. The target value chains include live animals (cattle, sheep, goats, camels, poultry, swine and traction animals etc), livestock primary products (meat, hides and skins, milk, eggs) and livestock secondary products (butter, ghee, cheese) that are to be traded in domestic, regional and international markets. In the initial phase ACTESA will focus on supporting livestock value chains which provide the greatest potential for achieving COMESA’s vision of “increased regional integration and improved competiveness of staple food markets, leading to broad-based growth and decreased food insecurity”
ACTESA’s livestock value chain enagagement will address the three fundamental ACTESA objectives:
Improve competitiveness of the poor livestock sector through improved and pro-poor policies;
Improve and expand market facilities to facilitate poor livestock holders to integrate into markets;
Improve commercialization of the poor livestock sector through improving their organizational, entrepreneurial and technical capacities and efficiencies.
1. Policy Engagement
ACTESA livestock program plans to:
In its policy engagement, ACTESA will:
2. Support Improvement of Livestock Facilities and Services
Under this activity ACTESA will create and support fora bringing together subject actors/specialists to improve facilities and services along the livestock value chains (animal health, infrastructure, transport, finance, input supply and delivery and information and communication)
3. Commercialization of the Poor Livestock Sector
In this Activity ACTESA will assist formation and development of livestock associations (value chain and/or activity member based) at the local, national and regional levels.
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