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  • 1. Ethiopian Livestock Market Information System Sintayehu Alemayehu ICT4RD Conference 1-3, November 2011Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2. Introduction
    • Ethiopia Has
      • 52 million cattle
      • 63 million shoats
      • 3 million camel
      • How ever the livestock is traditionally managed not led by market and the sector is with complicated problems which leads to getting very limited benefits by all the actors
  • 3. Context
    • Lack of a system for collecting, analysis, storage and dissemination of market information
    • Livestock Information Network and Knowledge System (LINKS) designed simple, workable, evidence-based systems for data collection and analysis and user friendly information delivery system in East Africa
    • LINKS system incorporate LEWS system and market information system for improved marketing of livestock and early warning.
    • LINKS market information system isadoptedas a unified national market information systemby federal Ministry of Agriculture
  • 4. Objective of LINKS Project
    • Providenear real-time livestock price and volume informationto stakeholders to facilitate marketing decisions and early warning
      • Pastoralists/livestock producers
      • traders
      • government
      • non-government organizations
  • 5. Regional Livestock Markets Data collection currently in 32 Markets in Kenya 42 Markets in Ethiopia 40 Markets in Tanzania
  • 6. LMIS Architecture Country LMIS Data Ethiopia Main Server (ILRI) Internet Computer ( Web / Email ) Cell CellSmart phone Smart phone Information Delivery Data Collection Country Analysisand Reporting CountryData Ethiopia Mirror Server (MoARD) Computer ( Web / Email )
  • 7. Methodology for LMISData Collection
    • Train Market Monitors and Supervisors
    • Ministry identifies monitors and partners- 2 monitors for each market
    • Supervisors provide initialdata quality checks
    • Monitors trained ondata collection formats and classification system(species, breed, age, gender, grades 1 -4)
    • Guidanceon ways of approaching respondents
  • 8. Methodology …
    • Recording prices and volume (cont.)
    • All the5 recordsbe animals in thesame species, breed, age class, gender and grade( e.g. cattle, boran, mature, male, grade 2)
    • Record the priceof each animal on the data sheet
    • Calculate and enter average for the 5 entries
    • Data transferred to server viaSMS
  • 9. Market Data Collection Protocol
    • Type of data collected-Price and Volume
    • Frequency of data collection -weekly
    • Classifications of animalsfor price data:
      • Animal Type
      • Breed
      • AnimalAgeGroup
      • Sex
      • Animal Body condition/ Grade
    • A coding schemeis used to send data via SMS
  • 10. Coding for Data Transfer Animal Type Animal Grade Animal kind Code Cattle C Sheep S Goat G Camel CA Donkey D Mule M Horse H Fat 1 Moderate 2 Thin 3 Emaciated 4
  • 11. Grading Scheme for Cattle Grade 1 = Fat Grade 2 = Moderate
  • 12. Grade 3 = Thin Grade 4 = Emaciated Grading Scheme for Cattle
  • 13. MARKET CODE SCHEME
  • 14. SENDING DATA REQUESTING DATA Coding and Sending/Requesting Data RequestSend
  • 15. Training and DisseminationField day in local market Demonstrating use of cell phone to request data Female (in black) practices using SMS
  • 16. LMIS Entry Portal http://www.lmiset.net
  • 17. LMIS Reporting System QUERY TOOL
  • 18. LMIS Demo
    • http://www.lmiset.net
  • 19. Information Dissemination
    • Television Broadcast
    • SMS
    • Radios
    • Market Boards via Community Information Centers
    • Bulletins
    • Via e-mail to subscribers
  • 20. Institutionalization
    • LINKS has developed a livestock marketing information system acceptable to a wide array of partners at the country and regional levels
    • LINKSNLMIS transformation
      • Ministry of Agriculture housed the system
  • 21. Achievements
    • Speedy server deployed at Ministry’s headquarter
    • LMIS web portal/gateway for Ethiopia is currently hosted by MOARD
    • A steady flow of timely, regular and reliable livestock market information
    • Ministry personnel are successfully processing price and sales volume data from the database and disseminating market information
    • LMIS used as benchmark to begin AMIS for crops in the country
    • Banks, private traders and government using the data
    • Quality data available for research and policy analysis
  • 22. Key messages
    • LINKS market information system automates collecting, analysis, storage and dissemination of livestock price and volume market information
    • It provides complete price and volume data based on animal type, breed, age class, gender and grade
    • It integrates market information with livestock early warning system and expandable system to other commodities
  • 23. Thank You
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    • 1. Ethiopian Livestock Market Information System Sintayehu Alemayehu ICT4RD Conference 1-3, November 2011Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2. Introduction
    • Ethiopia Has
      • 52 million cattle
      • 63 million shoats
      • 3 million camel
      • How ever the livestock is traditionally managed not led by market and the sector is with complicated problems which leads to getting very limited benefits by all the actors
  • 3. Context
    • Lack of a system for collecting, analysis, storage and dissemination of market information
    • Livestock Information Network and Knowledge System (LINKS) designed simple, workable, evidence-based systems for data collection and analysis and user friendly information delivery system in East Africa
    • LINKS system incorporate LEWS system and market information system for improved marketing of livestock and early warning.
    • LINKS market information system isadoptedas a unified national market information systemby federal Ministry of Agriculture
  • 4. Objective of LINKS Project
    • Providenear real-time livestock price and volume informationto stakeholders to facilitate marketing decisions and early warning
      • Pastoralists/livestock producers
      • traders
      • government
      • non-government organizations
  • 5. Regional Livestock Markets Data collection currently in 32 Markets in Kenya 42 Markets in Ethiopia 40 Markets in Tanzania
  • 6. LMIS Architecture Country LMIS Data Ethiopia Main Server (ILRI) Internet Computer ( Web / Email ) Cell CellSmart phone Smart phone Information Delivery Data Collection Country Analysisand Reporting CountryData Ethiopia Mirror Server (MoARD) Computer ( Web / Email )
  • 7. Methodology for LMISData Collection
    • Train Market Monitors and Supervisors
    • Ministry identifies monitors and partners- 2 monitors for each market
    • Supervisors provide initialdata quality checks
    • Monitors trained ondata collection formats and classification system(species, breed, age, gender, grades 1 -4)
    • Guidanceon ways of approaching respondents
  • 8. Methodology …
    • Recording prices and volume (cont.)
    • All the5 recordsbe animals in thesame species, breed, age class, gender and grade( e.g. cattle, boran, mature, male, grade 2)
    • Record the priceof each animal on the data sheet
    • Calculate and enter average for the 5 entries
    • Data transferred to server viaSMS
  • 9. Market Data Collection Protocol
    • Type of data collected-Price and Volume
    • Frequency of data collection -weekly
    • Classifications of animalsfor price data:
      • Animal Type
      • Breed
      • AnimalAgeGroup
      • Sex
      • Animal Body condition/ Grade
    • A coding schemeis used to send data via SMS
  • 10. Coding for Data Transfer Animal Type Animal Grade Animal kind Code Cattle C Sheep S Goat G Camel CA Donkey D Mule M Horse H Fat 1 Moderate 2 Thin 3 Emaciated 4
  • 11. Grading Scheme for Cattle Grade 1 = Fat Grade 2 = Moderate
  • 12. Grade 3 = Thin Grade 4 = Emaciated Grading Scheme for Cattle
  • 13. MARKET CODE SCHEME
  • 14. SENDING DATA REQUESTING DATA Coding and Sending/Requesting Data RequestSend
  • 15. Training and DisseminationField day in local market Demonstrating use of cell phone to request data Female (in black) practices using SMS
  • 16. LMIS Entry Portal http://www.lmiset.net
  • 17. LMIS Reporting System QUERY TOOL
  • 18. LMIS Demo
    • http://www.lmiset.net
  • 19. Information Dissemination
    • Television Broadcast
    • SMS
    • Radios
    • Market Boards via Community Information Centers
    • Bulletins
    • Via e-mail to subscribers
  • 20. Institutionalization
    • LINKS has developed a livestock marketing information system acceptable to a wide array of partners at the country and regional levels
    • LINKSNLMIS transformation
      • Ministry of Agriculture housed the system
  • 21. Achievements
    • Speedy server deployed at Ministry’s headquarter
    • LMIS web portal/gateway for Ethiopia is currently hosted by MOARD
    • A steady flow of timely, regular and reliable livestock market information
    • Ministry personnel are successfully processing price and sales volume data from the database and disseminating market information
    • LMIS used as benchmark to begin AMIS for crops in the country
    • Banks, private traders and government using the data
    • Quality data available for research and policy analysis
  • 22. Key messages
    • LINKS market information system automates collecting, analysis, storage and dissemination of livestock price and volume market information
    • It provides complete price and volume data based on animal type, breed, age class, gender and grade
    • It integrates market information with livestock early warning system and expandable system to other commodities
  • 23. Thank You
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