Djibouti-based investors eye to establish state-of-the-art abattoir in Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, September 18, 2021 (FBC) – In a bid to best exploit and add value to the untapped massive livestock resource in Ethiopia, Djibouti based investors from different African countries have made a three days investment visit to the east African nation.
During their visit, they held discussions with high level government officials, relevant authorities as well as representatives of the private sector in the country.
Head of the delegation Mustapha Jamma noted the new Abattoir will introduce, integrated livestock from the farm to abattoir enhancing the traceability of the animals to best serve European and other high standard markets.
The scheme will hugely impact the lives of the farmers and pastoralists, by introducing news concepts and know-hows on fattening and feedlot, medications and animal health management as well as high level abattoir technology while creating employment on the ground.
Commending the investors for their fervent interest and sound proposal to work on one of the priorities of the government, the Ethiopian officials underscored that schemes such as traceability would widen the diversity of markets outside traditional markets such as the Middle East.
As a leading country in livestock riches in the continent, much has to be done to make use of these huge opportunities as what has been gained so far is very poor.
When operational, the meat processing plant will have an initial processing capacity of 600 bulls, 5000 sheep and goats as well as 100 camels a day.