As it is known cows usually produce 1.8 liters of milk in Ethiopia but work is being done to grow that number to 30 liters by using technology. On November 2, 2019 the State of Amhara’s project, which focuses on enhancing animal’s yields through forward thinking technology, gained a big boost. Three larger than life institutions and their leaders signed an agreement that would benefit millions.
The Innovation and Technology Minister Dr. Eng. Getahun Mukriaw, Amhara State President Temesgen Turuneh and University of Gondar President Dr. Asrat Atsedeweyn signed the agreement. The project has some great objectives but one that stands out is its attempt to increase the amount of milk and meat that is being offered to Amhara communities. Animal resources in the country is one of the highest in the continent and such steps will only allow citizens to utilize this vast commodity.
Ethiopian Cows have been known to produce around 1.8 liters of milk per day. This number has been brought to the attention of the stakeholders during the signing agreement and there was a consensus that it is a relatively low amount. However, through technological means the agreement will aim to progress from the current levels of production to actually producing 30 liters of milk which would be a huge leap forward.
The project also aspires to advance animal breeds, to offer sufficient food for the animals, keep the animals healthy, create animal breeding backed by technology and allow markets to work along side the project. In the state of Amhara the project has been set in motion with the aforementioned signing ceremony.
Other places where such an initiative is taking place include Tigray, Oromia, Gambella and Somali states.
(Source: Amhara Mass Media Agency) ( Translated by: UoG’s Public and International Relations Directorate