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Type Journal Article - Advances in Life Science and Technology
Title Contribution of Livestock Sector in Ethiopian Economy: A Review
Volume 29
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 79-90
In Ethiopia, the agricultural sector is a corner stone of the economic and social life of the people. Livestock is an
integral part of the agriculture and the contribution of live animals and their products to the agricultural economy
accounts for 40%, excluding the values of draught power, manure and transport of people and products. The
Livestock economic and social importance both at the household and national levels, and have in the past
provided significant export earnings. Ethiopia has the largest livestock population in Africa, but the contribution
for the economic aspect of the country is still lowest amount. Therefore it needs continuous commitment to
reduce the different constraints and to boost the economic contribution of livestock sector.

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