Grain Sourcing for Poultry Feed

Country: Ethiopia
Project details
Services:
Capacity building
Climate-smart agriculture
Value chain development
Crops:
Cereals
Livestock
Oil crops

Ethiopia: Grain Sourcing for Poultry Feed, 2019 – 2021

Client: International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Goal

To design and implement an input sourcing business model for a private animal feed manufacturing company that would be replicable to other companies.

What we do

The Ethiopian feed sector is faced with several constraining factors:

  • Shortage of feed and feed ingredients for the production of affordable quality compound feeds
  • Increasing price of feed ingredients and compound feeds: with prices for feed constantly changing
  • Limited knowledge/technology, experience, capacity of, and capital for compound feed producers
  • Limited animal feed quality and safety analytical services and control mechanism
  • Import dependency on feed supplements (premixes, minerals, vitamins)

IFC contracted EUCORD to identify potential maize and soy producers and design a sustainable input sourcing business model for a private animal feed manufacturing company and link producers to this company. Specifically, EUCORD will perform the following major activities:

  • Identify and assess farmers’ production and supply capacity, supplier selection and design sourcing model
  • Assess training needs, develop module and provide training
  • Facilitate contract farming agreements for sustainable market linkage between suppliers and the company