Enhancing the provision of livestock marketing information in Somaliland

Authors: Lawrence M. Godiah, Derek Baker, Ibrahim I. Elmi, Riccardo Costagli, Ibrahim Gulaid and Francis Wanyoike
Date: 2015


The Livestock Marketing Information System (LMIS) was initiated in 2007 to address high market information costs in Somaliland. These include prices of the different grades of export quality small ruminants, cattle and camels, numbers of export traders active in the market, average exchange rate, and total numbers of animals traded in each market for the previous week. The objective of this study is to assess the Somaliland LMIS to appraise its validity as a decision making tool and to recommend improvements.