The Feed Enhancement for Ethiopian Development (FEED) project works to increase the incomes of smallholder farmers by improving their access to, and use of, high-quality feed for livestock and poultry. The project, implemented by ACDI/VOCA, partners with the United States Department of Agriculture Food for Progress Program in six regions of Ethiopia: Addis Ababa; Amhara; Oromia; Somali; Tigray; and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR).
Two-thirds of Ethiopia’s population depends, at least in part, on livestock for its livelihood. Feed plays a fundamental role in livestock rearing and makes up 60 percent or more of production costs. Quantity and quality are key constraints to development of the livestock sector. Recognizing these facts, FEED has been the only major development project in Ethiopia to focus on the development of livestock feed resources and their contribution to growth of livestock and poultry production.
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