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A one-day regional research workshop themed as ‘Science and Business Based Solutions for Livestock Development and Enhancement of Livelihood in Tigrairegion’ was held in the College of Veterinary Sciences (CVS), Mekelle University (MU) on the 18 th of January, 2020.

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The workshop brought participants both from within MU and outside of MU. Representatives from Raya University, Tigrai regional state council, bureau of agriculture and rural development, bureau of science and technology, Tigrai investment and export commission, Tigrai agricultural research institute, Tigray Health Research Institute, Tigray Regional state zonal administrations of Southeast and Mekelle zone, Tigray small business enterprise office, Private business owners working on livestock and livestock products, researchers and other interested partners and stakeholders have attended the workshop.

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Prof. Kindeya Gebrehiwot, Mekelle University President, has indicated about the role of researchers and academia for scientific evidences towards business development and he added livestock is untapped potential of the country to improve the livelihood of the people. Mekelle University is ready to assist any effort towards livestock development in the region and the country at large. 

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Prof. Fetien Abay, Vice President for Research and Community Services of MU has also indicated the bond between livestock development and women on livelihood of a country and existing situation in Ethiopia. Furthermore,Dr. Abrha Bsrat, Dean of the college of Veterinary Sciences (CVS), on his welcoming remark, showed the scientific based contribution of CVS in particular and MU in general on gap identification and development of strategic directives towards strengthening of the livelihood of the Tigray People.

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A number of research outputs and strategic documents on livestock development were presented by scholars and business owners focused on the following subthemes.

  • Animal Diseases, Diagnostics and Treatment Options
  •  Animal Source of Foods and Safety
  • Animal Production and Feed Development

The participants raised and discussed on the most important structural and systemic challenges the livestock sector has been facing and identified a number of strategic interventions which are urgently needed to be implemented to fundamentally transform and develop the livestock sector in a sustainable, profitable and environmentally friendly perspectives.