Goat Value Chain Development Programme
This project, aimed at promoting the introduction of small goat farmers into markets, is to benefit 8,000 families in the provinces of Chaco, Formosa, Neuquén, Mendoza and Santiago del Estero. These provinces are home to about some 60 per cent of the country's goat herds.
The Goat Value Chain Development Programme will prioritize work with existing goat farmers' organizations and promote incorporation of vulnerable groups, especially indigenous peoples, women and youth into markets for goat products.
This IFAD-funded initiative will help small goat farmers increase, enhance and market their production of meat, dairy products and fibre, especially mohair and cashmere. In that regard, many of the programme activities are designed to strengthen goat farmers' organizations by supporting the preparation and implementation of participatory business plans, with special focus on basic financial education.
The main challenge for achieving these targets is the fact that markets for goat products are little developed in Argentina. To overcome this, the programme will strengthen goat product markets by supporting market analysis, including marketing opportunities abroad; providing technical assistance to processing companies; and promoting goat product standardization and sustainable goat management.
10 December 2016
2016 - 2023
Total Project Cost
US$ 25.45 million
US$ 13.32 million
Beneficiaries US$ 2.16 million
National Government US$ 7 million
Local Government US$ 2.97 million