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November 14, 2018Knowledge Portal
An empirical evaluation of policy options for inclusive dairy value chain development in Nicaragua: A system dynamics approach

This research tested and evaluated the short-, medium-, and long-term impacts of specific interventions and policies in the Matiguás dairy value chain with the goal of strengthening the competitiveness and inclusion of small- and medium-scale producers. »

First steps in Healthy Cows, Healthy Food, Healthy Environment project
November 2, 2018Research project
First steps in Healthy Cows, Healthy Food, Healthy Environment project

In the first year of the Applied Research Fund project “Healthy Cows, Healthy Food, Healthy Environment” in Ethiopia, important first steps have been made. Main objective of the project is to improve the milk quality and milk quality in terms of chemical (antibiotic) residues. This is done in two ways: by enhancing the laboratory control capacity and »

October 9, 2018Knowledge Portal
PUM and the global dairy sector in emerging economies

This paper summarizes PUMs’ approach and shares lessons learned of several dairy programmes with different stakeholders in emerging economies. PUM’s dairy programmes reach out to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) along the value chains in emerging economies, reaching out to dairy farmers on a large scale. »

September 6, 2018Knowledge Portal
Household dairy production and child growth: Evidence from Bangladesh

This article examines the associations between dairy consumption and child growth in rural Bangladesh. Results show that household dairy production increases height-for-age Z scores by 0.52 standard deviation in the critical 6-23 months of growth window. »

Milk and Money in Malawi – reconnaissance visit to learn about the business challenges of smallholder dairy farming
July 26, 2018Research project
Milk and Money in Malawi – reconnaissance visit to learn about the business challenges of smallholder dairy farming

Researchers from GCP-4 project OSMARE are studying the factors that detract from or contribute to resilient business models of smallholder farmers in East and Southern Africa. During a visit to a dairy farm, milk bulking group (MBG) and processing plant in Malawi in 2018, Francis Jiva and Rob Lubberink were introduced to some of the challenges in dairy production, from farm to fridge, and set out to better understand the context in which OSMARE research will take place over the next 3 years. »

GCP-2 facstheet midterm findings: LIQUID
July 26, 2018Research project
GCP-2 facstheet midterm findings: LIQUID

Please download the factsheet with midterm findings of this GCP-2 Integrated Project. »