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Learning journey Kenya 2017
July 27, 2017Knowledge activity
Learning journey Kenya 2017

A group of Food Security Advisors and Agricultural Counsellors from 12 Dutch embassies across Africa, Asia and from the Netherlands visited Kenya from June 12 to 15, 2017. The highlights from the field visits and reflection sessions are available in a special edition of our newsletter and have been incorporated in an informative short video. »

July 26, 2017Knowledge Portal
The contribution of Swaziland Dairy Board on dairy farmers’ productivity

This article aimed to establish the contribution of Swaziland Dairy Board (SDB) policy goals on smallholder dairy farmers’ productivity. The SDB was established to promote increased dairy production to satisfy the domestic and export market. »

May 22, 2017Knowledge Portal
Women’s struggle in food value chains

This article discusses women’s struggle in food value chains, in particular the dairy value chain. Women in sub-Saharan Africa play a key role in informal and formal stages of food value chains, including as producers, processors, traders and consumers. At the same time, fostering food value chains has become both a priority and a challenge for many stakeholders in Africa. »

April 11, 2017Knowledge Portal
Assessing use of the Mazzican to transport and improve milk quality in Tanzania

This report presents results of field testing a new and affordable food grade plastic container (the “Mazzican“) to assess acceptability and validate its efficacy to improve the bacteriological quality of milk when it is used for handling and transportation of raw milk by agro-pastoralists and smallholder farmers. »

April 1, 2017Knowledge Portal
Dairy production systems and the adoption of genetic and breeding technologies in Tanzania, Kenya, India and Nicaragua

This paper in the Animal Genetic Resources Journal, characterizes dairy production systems in India, Tanzania, Kenya and Nicaragua, and describes the genetic and breeding technologies that hold promise for the advancement of global development goals. In all the countries, enhanced and adequately planned use of breeding and reproductive technologies, complemented with the relevant infrastructure, is needed to sustainably increase dairy productivity. »

March 22, 2017Knowledge Portal
Dairy matters: Inspiring stories on dairy development in Kenya

This book by SNV and WUR intends to give an insight into the work that SNV’s Kenya Market-led Dairy Programme (KMDP) has been doing over the past four years. This book introduces 18 of these farmers, farmer cooperatives and companies to illustrate KMDP’s impact in the field. These inspirational stories trace the successes and struggles that have lead to changes in attitudes and significant improvements in management practices on dairy farms in different regions in Kenya. »