Good Practices & Lessons in the Value Chain of Hides and Skins in the IGAD Region

Authors: ICPALD
Date: 2014


This report was on Assessment and Sharing of Good practices in the Value Chain of Hides and Skins in IGAD region was carried out in three phases. The data revealed that slaughterhouses encompass slaughter slabs; municipal slaughterhouses and mechanized, modern abattoirs. Large majority (80%) of them indicated that they slaughter both cattle and shoats (sheep and goats) at a rate of more than 25 animals per day from each category. Furthermore, slaughter practices varied according to culture, customs, religious practices and available facilities. The differences result on the quality of hides and skins produced.