IBM experts have recommended strategies to make the government of Ethiopia more efficient and strengthen its livestock industry.
Making the recommendations was an IBM team comprising of twelve people that spent 30 days in Ethiopia working with three government ministries as part of an IBM Corporate Service Corps engagement.
The initiative sends IBM’s top talent to provide problem solving services to non-governmental, government and small business groups in the developing world on issues affecting business, technology and society.
IBM developed a model to improve market access and profits for Ethiopia’s already robust livestock industry within and outside the country.
Presenting their findings to the Ministry of Trade, IBM’s team recommended that the industry fully participate more in the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange.
To put these plans into effect, the IBM team suggested that better technology and training be provided to employees at the Agriculture Transformation Agency.
The IBM team encouraged the government to define standard operating procedures and security policies for all agencies and data centres when it comes to technology that can help officials govern more effectively, efficiently and securely.
IBM also added that the Ethiopian government should consider modern technologies such as cloud computing and virtualization to make vital information more readily available and protected.