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Livestock remains the predominant activity of Djibouti’s rural world. About 90% of the breeding is nomadic and the rest is sedentary. Breeding also represents a strong element of economic integration because it goes beyond the phase of mere consumption.Thanks to its strategic position, Djibouti plays a major role in the regional trade of cattle.
Export of livestock by species and per head:

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Sheep / Goats

449.009

461.464

509.505

350.147

156.772

camels

38.053

10.878

3.791

37.444

16.285

cattle

48.439

45.830

54.777

55.470

55.825

Total

535.501

518.172

568.073

443.061

228.882

Source: Annuaire statistique Dised

The potential of the breeding sector is high, but it needs modern technology and foreign investment for transformation activities including modern refrigerated slaughter houses for export activities.

In this way, the establishment of the quarantine center of Damerjog allows the country to comply with World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) standards to ensure the health safety of livestock and related products.In addition, Djibouti plans to strengthen its role as a livestock transit country to the Middle East and North Africa.OIE standards to ensure health safety of livestock and related products. In addition, Djibouti plans to strengthen in future its role as a livestock transit country to the Middle East and North Africa.

To obtain an immediate effect on poverty, the government favours investments in the short breeding cycle, particularly in relation to small ruminants which offer the best potential for development and which are consistent with the lifestyle of rural populations.