"The analysis presented in this overview report concluded that while the international market for ostrich products remains buoyant, it is also highly volatile. As a niche product, ostrich meat it is subject to shifting consumer preferences similarly the ostrich leather market is tied to overall economic conditions and specifically growth in disposable income.As noted in the report, from a regional perspective the Botswana industry is still in its infancy. The growth of the industry was initially hampered by the absence of an ostrich abattoir, once this was built (completed in 2002) there was an additional lag of two years before export accreditation was achieved in August 2004."