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Event Date

26 – 28 October 2023


Millennium Hall

Show timing

Thursday, 26 October: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, 27 October: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, 28 October: 10:00am – 4:00pm

2022 Show Summary

Exhibitors – 72

Forum & conference – 2

Visitors – 2000+

Speakers – 76

Delegates – 400+

Countries represented – 23

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About ALEC

According to FAO, livestock contributes to nearly 40% of the total agricultural output in developed countries and 20% in developing ones, supporting the livelihoods of at least 1.3 billion people worldwide. Livestock products are pillars of the global food system. Projections show that the demand for animal-source foods will grow rapidly in the African continent due to growth in the human population, increasing consumer purchasing power, and urbanization. Thus, producers and other actors will invest significantly in livestock farming systems and value chains.

The future of African Livestock will influence the development of the entire continent. We must build today for the foundations to steer livestock on a sustainable development trajectory in the future.



ALEC has proved to be a valuable platform to bridge the various gaps in the livestock value chain by attracting first-class exhibitors to do business and sharing their knowledge with sector stakeholders besides attracting investment, transferring technology, and serving as a professional development forum in one place a time. ALEC is the primary and significant event for the livestock sector development in the East Africa sub-region and mainly Africa’s most considerable livestock populated country of Ethiopia.

Ethiopia’s human population is anticipated to grow to almost 200 million in 2050, with the share of the urban population almost doubling to nearly 40% over the same period. GDP per capita is expected to grow from less than USD 700 in 2015 to over USD 5500 in 2050. The growing demand for livestock products will provide incentives for livestock farmers to expand their livestock assets, increase productivity through intensification, and use their animals as a vehicle for prosperity



  • Over the past 15 years, Ethiopia’s economy has been among the fastest-growing in the world (At an average of 9.5% per year) (WB)
  • Ethiopia is the 6th largest economy in Africa and 2nd Largest in the east and central Africa. (WB)
  • Despite the COVID–19 pandemic and civil conflict, Ethiopia’s economy grew by 6.3% in 2021, the 3rd highest in sub-Saharan Africa (IMF)
  • Ethiopia’s economy is projected to grow by 5.7% in 2023 (IMF)
  • Ethiopia aims to achieve middle-income status by 2025
  • The government has launched a new 10-year perspective plan, which will run from 2020/21 to 2029/30.

Opportunities in the Livestock sector :

  • Ethiopia has the largest livestock population and the highest draft animal population in the continent.·
  • There are opportunities to produce livestock products for both local and export markets.  ·
  • Milk production expected to reach 9.9 billion litters by 2029 from the current 4.3 billion litters. (FDRE PDC) ·
  • Red meat production is expected to increase from 295 thousand ton in 2019/20 to 1.7 million tons by 2029. (FDRE PDC)

Figures are in millions

Ethiopia’s Main Livestock Products

  • Beef and Veal 
  • Lamb and Mutton 
  • Cow Milk 
  • Leather 

Trade Agreements

  • Ethiopia is one of the 43 countries that ratified the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  • Ethiopia is member of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  • Ethiopia has signed Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) with 30 countries and double taxation Avoidance Treaties (DTTs) with12 countries
  • Ethiopia is using the opportunity of Generalized System Preferences (GSP),


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