Reports and Publications

LTS staff occasionally undertake consulting services for international organizations and governments.  Additionally, we serve the OIE (World Animal Health Organization) on ad-hoc committees charged with reviewing and modifying OIE standards if necessary.

The following reports and publications are available.  Please email us at [email protected]  for copies.

Horn of Africa Livestock Export Trade –A business at a crossroads.    Dr. Chip Stem, CEO Livestock Trade Services, Ltd.   East African Business Journal, Volume 1, Issue 3 2016.   [email protected]

“The $1.5 billion Horn of Africa (HoA) livestock export industry is at a cross-road. The choices are clear but the outcome remains in doubt.   Particularly for Somalia.”

Kurawa Quarantine Feasibility Study and Review of Kenya Livestock and Meat Export Opportunities.  January 2015.  Prepared for the Government of Kenya.

This study looks at the meat and livestock export sectors from Kenya and concludes that the current quality of meat limits both export volume and profits for the country.   A strong case is made for the live animal export sector managed through independently manages quarantines which operate highly ethically and use state-of-the-art technologies including robust Traceability Systems.

The Potential for Industry Self-Regulation of Livestock, Meat, and Hides and Skins for the IGAD Region.  Dr. Chip Stem. October 2013. Prepared for IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development.

This study for IGAD examines the potential for livestock industry self-regulation as a way forward to improve quality and production of livestock and meat in the IGAD region.

A Livestock Development Fund for Djibouti.   Livestock Trade Services, Ltd.  Dr. Chip Stem and Dr. Abdi Mahamoud Elmi.  December 2015

This report is a feasibility study for the establishment of a Livestock Development Fund for Djibouti which can jump start the Djiboutian livestock sector enabling it to take advantage of the Regional Livestock Export Quarantine, designed and built by LTS.  It also makes a case for the development of fresh-water resources which are nearby the site of the quarantine and could be used for industrialized livestock feed production to supply the nascent Djibouti livestock sector.

Rift Valley Fever Infection.  OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code. Chapter 8.14  Infection with Rift Valley Fever Virus.  Dr. Chip Stem, LTS CEO one of the Ad-hoc committee members to review and redraft the code. 2014.

Dr. Stem, CEO served on the OIE Ad-hoc committee to review and redraft the standards and norms for export of livestock and meat from countries that are endemic with RVF.  The new code is both science-based and trader-friendly.

Please email us at [email protected]  for copies.

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