African Journal of
Marketing Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Mark. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2421
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 140

Full Length Research Paper

Production and marketing of Camel Milk in Eastern Ethiopia

Bedilu Demissie
  • Bedilu Demissie
  • Department of Agribusiness and Value Chain Management, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Arsi University, Asella, Ethiopia.
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Hussien H. Komicha
  • Hussien H. Komicha
  • Department of Economics, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9, Canada.
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Adem Kedir
  • Adem Kedir
  • Department of Agribusiness and Value Chain Management, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Arsi University, Asella, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 04 July 2016
  •  Accepted: 18 February 2017
  •  Published: 31 August 2017

Abstract

In the fragile and uncertain environment of arid and semi-arid area, camel plays a crucial role as a primary source of livelihood for pastoralists and agro-pastoralists. However, pastoral and agro-pastoralists in developing countries including Ethiopia are marginalized and generally not given due consideration in wider social-political analysis, although the camel and camel milk had been victim of neglect by policy, research and development under the livestock subsector. Therefore, this study is initiated with providing information on camel milk production and marketing though chain analysis and multiple linear regression model in agro-pastoral and pastoral area of Easter Ethiopia as such information would be useful to develop policy which is based on evidence.

Key words: Camel milk, agro-pastoral, fermented milk, lactation period.