Market Access and Value Chains
Farming Systems, Crops and Livestock Systems
West and Central Africa, Niger
Tabaski - an untapped market opportunity for small ruminants in Niger
Market Opportunity, Livestock System Innovation Lab, Livestock Production
West & Central Africa program
ICRISAT Happenings 1828-2, 15 November 2019
Tabaski (or Aïd el-Kebir) is an Islamic tradition observed worldwide. An animal is sacrificed as part of the festivities. This year’s festivities in Niger, where 95% of the population is Muslim, has demonstrated how technical assistance days before the event can help farmers tap the increased demand for small ruminants during this time. To help farmers take advantage of the market conditions during the festivities, the LSIL (Livestock System Innovation Lab)-funded project backstopped them with technical assistance to produce and purchase feed in order to present good quality animals in time for Tabaski.