Home / Research projects / Global Challenges Programme / Local and International business collaboration for productivity and QUality Improvement in Dairy chains in SE Asia and East Africa (LIQUID)

Local and International business collaboration for productivity and QUality Improvement in Dairy chains in SE Asia and East Africa (LIQUID)

GCP project LIQUID
Image: Wageningen UR
Share:

Project description

Improved collaboration among local and international businesses in value chains can lead to higher productivity and improved quality. This project provides insights and practical tools to strengthen inclusive dairy chains in SE Asia and East Africa, with the aim to improve product quality and farmer income.

Aim: Dairy chains in developing countries are often performing sub-standard, leading to quality losses and economic inefficiencies. Various business models are applied, and in an increasing number of countries international food companies are involved. Little is known on the inclusiveness, effectiveness and scalability of the different business models for improved food and nutrition security. The LIQUID project aims to fill this knowledge gap by doing research, developing capacity and sharing knowledge on how different business models lead to inclusiveness, both in term of income opportunities for farmers and workers, and in terms of availability of quality dairy products for consumers in South-East Asia and East Africa.
Improved collaboration among local and international businesses in value chains can lead to higher productivity and improved quality. This project provides insights and practical tools to strengthen inclusive dairy chains in SE Asia and East Africa, with the aim to improve product quality and farmer income.

Objective: The overall objective of LIQUID is to contribute to an improved food and nutrition security situation in SE Asia and East Africa by studying, capacitating and sharing knowledge on how and under which conditions different business models in the dairy chain provide growth opportunities for smallholders and workers and enhance the availability and quality of dairy products for consumers. In all of the following sub-objectives, gender and youth will receive special attention.

Method: The LIQUID project will study dairy development programmes in SE Asia, both their institutional set-up and their effect on producers, workers and consumers. In addition, LIQUID will study local  business models in Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya and Tanzania. Finally, the business models applied in SE Asia will be compared to business models in the dairy chains of East Africa, adjusted models will be piloted, and recommendations will be given to adjust or strengthen international and local business models that have shown to have a positive impact on inclusiveness.

Countries: Vietnam, Indonesia, Tanzania and Kenya.

Dutch policy goal: Inclusive business models for food security.

Duration: October 1, 2015 – October 14, 2020

 

Related articles