USAID- PRIME Supported Jigiga Export Slaughterhouse (JESH) has started operation on December 24th 2016 and exported the first batch of 1.5 tons of chilled meat to United Arab Emirates (UAE) on December 25 2016. JESH is expected to export the second rounds of 4tons chilled meat on 27th December 2016. JESH’s operation is expected to ramp up steadily from now onward. This is a major breakthrough in Ethiopian Somali Region and it opens up a huge new market for tens of thousands of livestock producers/ pastoralist in the region. USAID- PRIME is delighted as JESH starts its operations and will continue to facilitate market linkages between JESH and Livestock producers.