Agriculture is one of the pillars of the Ethiopian economy and the overall economic growth of the country is highly dependent on the success of the agricultural sector. Livestock is an integral part of the agricultural sector and the contribution of live animals and their products to the agricultural economy is immense.

Livestock production plays a substantial role in Ethiopia through the provision of food, income, employment and many other contributions. “A Livestock Information System Roadmap for Ethiopia” is a guidance document that sets out a path for the development of a livestock information system for Ethiopia. It encompasses discrete steps covering system development, resource and capability requirements, and governance implementation that can be followed to produce a bespoke information system. This system is a key component of the Ethiopian digital strategy and will accelerate progress on the delivery of Ethiopia’s strategic plan for agriculture (Ten-Year Strategic Development Plan, 2021). The Livestock Information System Roadmap is the outcome of a collaboration between Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC)(NZ), Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

Alemayehu, Sintayehu; Schrier, Jason; Parry, Simon; O’Conner, Simon; Regassa, Alemayehu; Tesfaye, Lidya; Girvetz, Evan.

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