Meat and Poultry value chain
Jul 26, 2020
A market study with potential COVID-19 impact analysis
This value chain study looks at the market actors in eight districts in Abyan, Hajjah, Hodeidah, Lahj, and Taiz. The study objectives were to identify the current challenges and opportunities among the value chain actors in these targeted locations. The study is to inform Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY II) programming and assist in identifying areas for improving the value chain. Data were collected via surveys, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews. A separate synthesis report describes the study methodology and sampling strategy. The study analysis started in December 2019, and with the arrival of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, opportunities were found to provide insight into the potential impact of the virus crisis on the sectors.
Most of the population, about 70%, living in rural areas are semi-nomadic pastoralists, raising livestock such as goats, sheep, rams and poultry in their lands. The households traditionally raise several kinds of livestock primarily for sale, milk, eggs and occasional slaughter at home for household consumption. Each type of livestock has different weather, terrain and dietary requirements, tolerance to hardship and productivity.