Review article (Published On: 20-Dec-2022)

Role of Camel for livelihood of poor pastoralist in Ethiopia

Shegaw Ambel and Birara Tade

J. Agri. Res. Adv., 04 (04):09-19

Shegaw Ambel: Noting

Birara Tade: Hawassa University, Ethiopia

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Article History: Received on: 18-Jul-22, Accepted on: 06-Dec-22, Published on: 20-Dec-22

Corresponding Author: Shegaw Ambel


Citation: Ambel S and Tade B (2022). Role of Camel for livelihood of poor pastoralist in Ethiopia. J. Agri. Res. Adv., 04 (04):09-19


 Camels represent a valuable source of roles for the pastoralist and adapted to the local environmental condition and selection pressure. Camels play many socio-economic key roles in traditional festivals and other customs, food security, income sources, as gift payment and serve as an important source of animal protein for pastoral communities in the country. It is therefore important due to the valuable traits of camel such as adaptation to harsh environment and ability to consume low energy feed. The characteristics have a significant contribution in performing sustainability in arid and semi-arid production system. The degree of women involvement relative to men in husbandry practice of camel is low rather than caring of calf, sick animal near the homestead aeras and sometimes selling of milk and its by product. Camel milk is unique in terms of curing different diseases traditionally such as jaundice, tuberculosis, asthma, diarrhea, constipation, respiratory disease and some viral diseases. Camels fulfill many communities need that are cultural, economic and social. However, the contribution of camel at the national level is not that much prominence. Thus, detailed information is need to develop appropriate intervention in strengthen the productivity of camel in the country.


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