Somalia Livestock Price Bulletin, April 2021 – Somalia
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices for the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with five-year average prices, indicating seasonal trends and prices in the previous year.
The livestock sector is at the heart of the economic and cultural life of the Somali people. The sector provides food and income to over 60 percent of the country’s population. Burao and Galkayo are the biggest cattle markets in the Horn of Africa, particularly for the export of sheep and goats from the Somali region of Ethiopia and parts of southern Somalia. The majority of livestock exported through the seaports of Berbera and Bosasso pass through or pass through these markets. Burao and Galkayo are two important reference markets for the main pastoral livelihood areas of Hawd, Sool Plateau, Nugaal Valley and Adun in the northeast and central regions. Beled Weyne connects the southern and central regions of the country and is the source of supply for export livestock through the port of Bosasso. Dinsor, Bardera and Afmadow are important livestock markets in the agro-pastoral livelihood zones of southern Somalia. A significant number of cattle moving to Garissa, Kenya, pass through these markets. Afmadow is the largest cattle market in southern Somalia. It is the benchmark market for the largest cattle belt in the Juba Valley. It is the main source of cross-border livestock trade to Garissa,
The markets of Mombasa and Nairobi in Kenya.