Ethiopia has an urban population growth of 4% a year. The country is facing a significant challenge: by 2020, 30% of Ethiopians are expected to live in cities, against 18% in 2013. The capital Addis Ababa should see its population double by 2022. This strong population growth is combined with a sustained economic development, that has been undergoing for several years. This combination has triggered changes in ways of life and consumption, which can be seen with the increase in meat consumption. Today, the Addis Ababa abattoirs public enterprise faces challenge to meet this demand and upgrade its environmental and social standard in the aging infrastructure.
AFD’s financing supports the design and the construction of a modern abattoir infrastructure in the boundaries of the city, as well as the capacity-building of the public company’s staff. This will lead to the closing and rehabilitation of the current infrastructure.
The relocation, expansion and modernization of the new abattoirs infrastructure will allow the public enterprise to meet the present and future needs of the population of the city, as well as upgrading the standards of the meat distributed for both local and international markets. The project will also allow the closing of the current abattoirs located in the city center : the urban environment will therefore be significantly improved, as well as living conditions for people who will not have to suffer from the disturbances brought by the continuous inflow of livestock. Furthermore, the municipal authorities, supported by AFD, will define and implement a long-term waste management policy.
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