Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, ICARDA’s scaling framework extended goat community-based breeding programs (CBBP) to more than 2,000 households in Konso, Ethiopia. Through the project, led by Dr. Aynalem Haile, communities gain understanding and experience that harmonizes national standards, while allowing them to develop their own way forward. ICARDA offers certification to ensure quality control across the CBBP communities, covering skills such as breeding value, physical integrity, semen assessment, mating ability, and vaccination against five diseases. By engaging with 23 Ethiopian universities in 2021, CBBP was further expanded. Over ten now incorporate CBBPs into their undergraduate program and six have launched CBBPs in nearby villages.