Livestock associations and cooperatives: Implications for livestock sector transformation
Private Sector Development Unit Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
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Institutions are crucial in ensuring inclusive and transformative development of the livestock sector. Critical in these are institutions at the local government and grassroots level that act as social capital, extension support and regulator for livestock owners. Often overlooked and not supported are the livestock associations and cooperatives. This brief highlights with evidence from key informants that livestock associations and cooperatives are the foundation for livestock sector transformation. Therefore, there is a need to invest in building capacities, support coordination and partnerships between national and sub-national level cooperatives and associations.