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As part of the goat value chain, an important but unused component are the many skins that are often discarded after the traditional ceremonies. The market for value adding for skins has been explored extensively and although there is a huge demand, the fact that people slaughter at home at different times of the year means that to collect and properly preserve these skins has been unviable. A local market for goat skins for making traditional leather marriage skirts, izidwaba, does exist. The skins and the finished product have high value but have not been exploited or developed sufficiently.

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