Economic value of camel milk in Borana
As part of a series of reports synthesising the findings of field research by Masters students in Ethiopian universities into the contribution of pastoral production to the national economy, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) published the Country Report “Economic value of camel milk in pastoralist communities in Ethiopia: findings from Yabello district, Borana zone” (2015, 36pp). The economic importance of camel milk production in Borana zone in southern Ethiopia was investigated by Galma Wako of Hawassa University. The case study revealed that camel milk has a high value for the local economy, improving income and nutrition in the household and the local community. Based on the total value of camel milk from the sampled households, it is estimated that camel milk production in Borana zone has a total value of over 900,000 Ethiopian Birr per day or about 330 million Birr per year.