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Goat aid bottom up strategy in Ethiopia
Terms in this set (16)
What is bottom up
A type of development which the people and NGOS have more influence than the government.
What is happening in Ethiopia
In rural Africa in Ethiopia 9 out of 10 families rely on their lands to survive.
What has been done
As a result farm Africa project has provided poor families with goats and training in how to care for them.
Price of goat
The goat is sold at 30 pounds and money is effectively returned when families uses the goats resources.
Short term advantages
Milk is readily available there are no compromises. Goat milk and meat are produce, and they are excellent food source.
Short term advantages 2
Goats manure is a great fertiliser for family's crop.
Goats kids can be sold for money.
Long term advantages
Improve livelihoods of small holder farmers, through livestock development.
Improve family nutrition and health.
Long term advantages 2
Creates employment within target communities.
Profits are used for housing improvemts and education.
Long term advantages 3
There is more income and more investment locally.
It has reduced infant mortality.
Goats tend to overgraze and this can lead to desertification as grassland and crops are lost.
Goats require grazing land, water and veterinary care and , this is in short supply.
Also if owners cannot provide treatment, the goats become ill or die and process stops .
Number of Hoover animals have increased from 300 m to 650 m in 40years but, expects have found out that ,poverty has not decreased.
Young goats are sold to other families helps the whole community.
Birth of new kids and the process continues and ,Goat farming knowledge is passed on.
In drought goats have higher survival rate than cows or sheep.
People can move away from subsistence lifestyle.
Not sustainable 1
It is not sustainable as ,crops are the current ways that families ,can earn more money, if that is lost ,they have to sell the goats and , that eliminates the point of Goat aid.
Not sustainable 2
Goats hooves leads to desertification.
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