The goal of the Feed Enhancement for Ethiopian Development, Phase II (FEED II) Project is to increase the incomes of of Ethiopian smallholder livestock producers by improving access to and use of consistent, affordable, high quality animal feed that can support greater livestock productivity and efficiency.
This goal will be achieved by focusing on two strategic objectives: (1) increasing the productivity of livestock and poultry in Ethiopia by developing the animal feed sector, and (2) expanding trade of agricultural products in the livestock and poultry sector by introducing and expanding feedlot (fattening), poultry and dairy enterprises. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and implemented by ACDI/VOCA in four regional states of Ethiopia ‒ Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray. Following the signature of the cooperative agreement between USDA and ACDI/VOCA in September, 2013, FEED II designed and conducted baseline study covering all project areas in the four regions. The main objective of the study was to collect information and baseline values on outcome indicators that will enable the project to measure its progress towards project expected results and the impacts of project interventions as the project progresses. These baseline values also will be used to finalize the performance monitoring plan (PMP) developed for the project. In addition, the information obtained from this study will be used to inform the design and planning of FEED II interventions.FEED II Baseline Report Final - May 30, 2014