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VHL University Practice Briefs - Inclusive and Climate smart dairy programme
August 1, 2019Research project
VHL University Practice Briefs – Inclusive and Climate smart dairy programme

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences has published eight Practice Briefs in the context of the GCP-CCAFS project “Inclusive and climate smart business models in Ethiopian and Kenyan dairy value chains (CSDEK)”. »

April 3, 2019Knowledge Portal
Genetic improvement in dromedary camels: Challenges and opportunities

This expert opinion states that camels have a large potential that is underutilized due to technical, logistic, political and economic challenges and genetic improvement is required. Camels are poised to be an excellent candidate species for production, due to their unique physiology and in light of climate change impact on ecosystems. However, to harness their potential, an improved understanding of the genetics underlying their unique biology is needed. Further, added value products need to be produced and smart marketing strategies need to be adopted to increase the value of camel products »

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. »