Dairy matters: Inspiring stories on dairy development in Kenya
This book (PDF) by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) and Wageningen University & Research (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. KMDP is implemented by SNV and partners in Kenya and funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nairobi. KMDP-I runs from 1st July 2012 – 31st December 2016 and KMDP-II covers the period 1st October 2016 – 30th June 2019. The programme works at all levels with stakeholders and partners who aim to enhance efficiency, productivity and profitability of the industry. KMDP has partnered with smallholder-owned dairy societies, medium and large scale dairy farmers, commercial fodder producers, milk processors, training institutions, service providers and input suppliers, financial institutions and investors – both local and international. The positive impact of this programme on the sector has been described in various reports, but the personal stories of the people involved is the best testimony of the real effect of the programme in practice. 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.