Overview of the indian buffalo meat value chain

The livestock wealth of India is one of the highest in world. India is the world’s largest exporter of buffalo meat and accounts for 58 per cent of the world's buffalo population. Buffalo in India contributes about 30% of total meat production in the country. However despite this potential and growth, the sector is not well integrated. The present system of production and marketing of buffalo meat for domestic and export market is endowed with multifarious challenges and needs corrective measures at various levels. There are multiple stakeholders along the buffalo meat value chain, but most of them operate in isolation and lack information at various levels along the chain. Therefore, it is difficult to assess how problems identified at a single stage of the value chain compare to and interact with problems in the rest of the value chain.