Final Documentation

Cluster Access to Business Services - Livestock Sector, Mercy Corps Azerbaijan 2005

    Description
    For What's New Visitors, the contact persons for this program have changed.

    The goal of the CABS program was to improve livestock farm profits and productivity by enhancing the ability of farmer clusters to access and utilize demand-driven business services, specifically veterinary services and embedded production advice.

    CABS has significantly impacted the use of veterinary and vaccination services by raising awareness about animal and poultry diseases in the target communities and the ways in which services can maximize farmers' profits through proactive and preventive animal care. CABS also built the capacity of veterinarians and veterinary drug providers and facilitated the development of service products that respond to farmers' needs. In addition to traditional preventive and curative services, the program developed the market for artificial insemination services to improve farmers' stock of animals.

    The case study on the right hand side was written under the USAID Implementation Grant Program (IGP) facilitated by the SEEP Network.

     
    Associated Activities and Documents
    Market Assessment
    »Mercy Corps South Azerbaijan, USAID, 2000
    Programme Design
    »Cluster Access to Business Services - Design, Mercy Corps, Azerbaijan, 2002
    Implementation
    »Cluster Access to Business Services - Implementation, Mercy Corps Azerbaijan, 2002-7