About us

What is ESAP?

Ethiopian Society of Animal production and related fields. ESAP is multifaceted platform and knowledge hub of animal scientists, policy makers, researchers and academia, farmers, pastoralists and private sector working in the sphere of animal agriculture for overarching goal-sustainable and resilient animal agriculture in Ethiopia.

ESAP was established in July 1990 and accredited with a legal status and re-registered recently with the Charities and Societies Agency with Certificate No.0270. There are more than 500 registered members of the Society, which functions as the General Assembly/supreme body, and there is also an executive body composed of democratically elected ten members.

Vision Statement 

ESAP envisions being a reliable and dependable society representing the interest of its members and contributing to the development of animal agriculture in Ethiopia.

  • 'Members First': promote and protect the interest of our members;

  • Fairness and equity: we believe in exercising and promoting impartiality among its stakeholders in color, gender, religion, political affiliation, physical ability and others;

  • Transparency and accountability: transparency and accountability to our members and partners and stakeholders

  • Partnership and collaboration: promote harmony, collaboration and team spirit with in and outside ESAP; and

  • Gender equity: ensuring gender equality in governance system and operational programs.

Strategic intent:

  • Strategically move to ensure 'Members First' through advancing and protecting members interest and rights;

  • Provide forums for continual exchange and dissemination of research ideas, findings and observation where scientific discourse on current issues of animal production and related topics is promoted.

  • Promote the advancement of animal production through quality research and development interventions; and

  • Encourage and reward exemplary research and development undertakings.

Activities and Services:

  • Provide a forum for exchange of ideas and a place to share knowledge on livestock agriculture and related topics;

  • Play a major role in livestock development advocacy;

  • Knowledge generation and dissemination through knowledge sharing on research and development issues; and

  • Publications on annual ESAP conference proceedings, Ethiopian Journal of Animal Production(EJAP) and quarterly ESAP newsletter.

Key achievements:

  1. Serving as reliable and dependable platform for the members and partners for more than two decades to share knowledge and learning on animal agriculture in Ethiopia;

  2. Organized and led 18 national conference focusing on pertinent livestock related issues and disseminated various publications including policy and research recommendations;

  3. Initiated the first Journal, Ethiopian Journal of Animal Production(EJAP) and disseminated publications;

  4. In order to update the members and partners on the share of animal agriculture and recent developments, prepared and disseminated quarterly newsletter.

  5. Using own expertise, prepared and published various handy and simplified livestock production and breeding oriented manuals, which are useful for small farmers and pastoralist as well as private sector to boost animal production;

  6. Availing livestock market information on weekly basis on FM Radio and online facilities to farmers, pastoralists as well as the public;

  7. In order to regionalize the issues of animal agriculture, ESAP hosted and organized the 5th All African Conference on Animal Production(AACAP) jointly with the 18th ESAP Annual Conference in partnership with the Federal Democratic Republic Ministry of Agriculture, All African Society for Animal Production(AASAP) and partners for the first time in Ethiopia;

  8. Idening and deepening partnership on the livestock development arena in country and abroad; and

  9. Establishment of "Pasture and Rangeland Forum Ethiopia"