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Afghanistan Livestock Market Assessment 1st Quarter Report December 2008 For Survey Period October November 2008 Survey commissioned by the Afghanistan PEACE Project for the major livestock markets of Herat Kabul Kandahar Kunduz Mazar e Sharif and Jalalabad Herat Ganj Market November 2008 Altai Consulting PEACE Project December 08 Page 1 Table of Contents Introduction 3 Objectives 4 Methods 5 a Design and Testing of Questionnaires 5 b Determination of Attendance Levels Market Volume and Selection of Interviewees 5 c Distribution of Interviews 6 d Structure of the Report 6 Results Livestock Markets 7 a Profiles and Characteristics 7 b Market Size Volume of Animals 9 Results Market Dynamics 12 a Sales Prices 13 b Market Prices 15 c Trade Routes 17 d Market Chain 20 Results Market Players 23 a Ethnicity 23 b Way of Life 25 c Activity 25 d Ownership of Activity 26 e Income 26 f Economic Role played by Kuchi Traders 27 First Quarter Summary 29 Appendix 1 Market Maps 30 Appendix 2 Dari English Glossary 34 Appendix 3 Questionnaires 36 Altai Consulting PEACE Project December 08 Page 2 Introduction It is widely recognized that improving livestock production in Afghanistan is important for stabilizing the country s economy Developing sustainable livestock production practices will require several components acting in unison These include delivery of animal health services adoption of effective rangeland policies research and the development of rangeland management plans production of supplement feed sources resolution of conflict and access issues and a good understanding of the country s livestock market Efforts are underway to implement many of these components Information regarding Afghanistan s livestock market however is limited Currently there are conflicting opinions about who are the major contributors to Afghanistan s livestock market who might be responsible for setting market prices and what is the actual volume of animals traded in the different markets throughout



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