Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM)

Accelerated Agribusiness and Agro-industry Investment Technical Assistance Initiative


• To experiment with a new integrated approach to livestock sector development that improves livestock productivity and farmer livelihoods and ensures that decent
employment opportunities are generated upstream and downstream along the value

Major results

• Facilitated preparatory meetings.
• Co-chaired the Highland Smallholder Farmer Livestock Discussion Forum.
• Assessed the market for sheep and goats (meat, live animals) originating from Ethiopia
• Assessed sheep and goat production systems in Ethiopia highlands (focus on role of
women and youth).
• Mapped past and ongoing relevant programmes for small ruminant value chain
development in Ethiopia highlands.
• Held workshop to validate findings, identify policy gaps and identify capacity needs to
foster rural employment creation opportunities.
• Prepared a FAO report identifying issues and options for job creation in small
ruminant value chains in Ethiopia highlands.
• Developed Feedipedia datasheets on feedstuffs available for small ruminant fattening
in highlands of Ethiopia.
•Adaptated Farmer Field Schools (FFS) and Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS)
methodologies/packages to sheep and goat fattening value chains in Ethiopia.