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Both legal and illegal livestock marketing systems are operating at different magnitudesin the Amhara Region’s Ethio-Sudan cross-border cattle trade. Small farmer exporters andtraders are the major actors in the illegal cattle marketing system while medium- to largescalelicensed exporters are dominantly operating in the legal system. Most cattle salesare related to farm households’ cash needs and commercial orientation. However, cattlesales are also induced due to fear of theft and insecurity. The paper analyses volume of trade, transaction costs, trade barriers or constraints and how to address them.

Keywords: cattle ; cross-border trade ; Ethiopia ; Sudan

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Agricultural and Food Policy

Livestock Production/Industries

Marketing

Issue Date: 2007

Publication Type: Working or Discussion Paper

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/181723

Total Pages: 41

Series Statement: IPMS (Improving Productivity and Market Success) of Ethiopian Farmers Project

Working paper No 4

Record appears in: CGIAR > International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) > Research Reports





Author: Mulugeta, Elias ; Gebremedhin, Berhanu ; Hoekstra, D ; Jabbar, Mohammad A.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/181723?ln=en



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