Niger livestock network to modernize trade through formalized record keeping

The Trade Hub brokered a November 28-29 meeting between livestock fatteners’ networks from Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso to encourage the Niger Livestock Fatteners’ Network to fatten livestock for sale in regional markets and to formalize its process of record keeping on these transactions. The Niger Livestock Fatteners’ Network was established in April 2016 for… Read More

Trade Hub to collaborate with two USAID-funded projects for greater impact in regional trade

Last week, the Trade Hub traveled to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to meet in a USAID-sponsored Partnership meeting with representatives of numerous other projects working in a specific region of Niger and Burkina Faso, and in particular the REGIS-AG and REGIS-ER projects. The Trade Hub met with numerous projects working in the region, and was able… Read More

More trade, better conditions at Operation Tabaski 2016

From September 1-12, Operation Tabaski 2016 helped move more than 80,000 animals from Mali and Burkina to secondary markets in Cote d’Ivoire, generating total sales estimated at $10.3 million. To leverage the high demand of Ivorian livestock markets during the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Adha or Tabaski, the Trade Hub collaborated with national and regional livestock… Read More

Trade Hub prepares data collectors for Operation Tabaski 2016

Working with the regional livestock federation and its national federations in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Cote d’Ivoire, the Trade Hub is continuing preparations for Operation Tabaski 2016, which will help Sahelian traders reach new markets in Cote d’Ivoire. The operation involves strengthening collaboration among the three national federations, building their capacity to provide services to… Read More

Burkinabe traders explore Ivorian livestock market potential, plan logistics for Operation Tabaski 2016

With members of Burkina Faso’s National Livestock Federation, the Trade Hub traveled to Côte d’Ivoire in late July to meet with potential buyers in major Ivorian livestock markets and establish new commercial relationships in preparation for Operation Tabaski 2016. During this initiative, the Trade Hub is collaborating with Sahelian livestock federations for the upcoming Muslim… Read More

Operation Tabaski 2015 a resounding success

Operation Tabaski 2015 generates nearly $43.8 million in livestock sales In the weeks leading up to this important Islamic holiday, over a million animals are transported and sold region-wide. Historically livestock markets are concentrated at a few sites in major cities, so buyers and sellers often travel long distances at considerable expense. Theft is common,… Read More

Trade Hub opens markets to meet demand for rams and cattle during Tabaski

During the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Adha, many households sacrifice rams and cattle. The Trade Hub leveraged this year’s festival to assist livestock federations in the Sahel to market cattle and small ruminants to coastal markets. Malian, Ivorian and Senegalese livestock traders received Trade Hub assistance to meet the high demand for livestock in the week… Read More

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