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January 7, 2020Knowledge Portal
Effects of milk cooling: A case study on milk supply chain for a factory in Ethiopia

In this study the effects of different scenarios for introducing a cold milk chain are evaluated based on rejection rates and costs to increase the milk supply of a milk factory near Solulta (Ethiopia). Adequate design of milk collection chains and choice of technology options is essential to make the food product available with minimum climate impact. »

Dairy Development in emerging economies: A motor for sustainable and healthy growth?
December 12, 2019Knowledge activity
Dairy Development in emerging economies: A motor for sustainable and healthy growth?

Dairy Development and intensification contributes to healthy food, gainful employment and sustaining the agro-ecological base, stated Jan van der Lee during his key note speech at the Dairy event in Veenendaal on November 27. A total of 89 participants joined the workshop on “Dairy Development in emerging economies: A motor for sustainable and healthy growth?” to discuss needs, challenges and opportunities of dairy development in emerging economies. The input gathered during the meeting will enrich the draft Dairy Discussion paper and the proposed Dutch agenda for dairy and development. »

F&BKP Newsletter October 2019 (#04)
October 18, 2019News
F&BKP Newsletter October 2019 (#04)

In this October Newsletter the Food & Business Knowledge Platform informs about the launch of the Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP) on World Food Day 2019 and other running activities. »

Dairy farmers in Ethiopia successfully adopt herbal recipes and other natural measures
October 18, 2019Research project
Dairy farmers in Ethiopia successfully adopt herbal recipes and other natural measures

Hester Foppen is secretary of the Board of the the Natural Livestock Farming Foundation (NLF), consortium partner in the ARF project “Enhancing safety and quality of milk in Ethiopia”. During her stay in Ethiopia, Hester contacted partner organization Ethiopian Society of Animal Production (ESAP) to visit some of the farmers in Ethiopia who have been trained in the use of herbal medicines and other natural methods. »

Dairy, the motor for healthy growth
September 17, 2019Knowledge activity
Dairy, the motor for healthy growth

The annual African Dairy Conference & Exhibition (AfDa) is the key event for the dairy industry in East Africa. The day before this event, a coalition of NEADAP, AgriProFocus, 3R and F&BKP co-organized a joint knowledge sharing event “Dairy, the motor for healthy growth”. To prepare this meeting they held “Dairy dialogues” in four countries. During the AfDa expo, they invited other Dutch actors to their “Dairy knowledge corner”. »

August 21, 2019Knowledge Portal
The feasibility of low emissions development interventions for the East African livestock sector

This paper examines the potential of low emissions development interventions or measures to reduce emissions intensity of livestock in East Africa. The three top recommended practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions intensities are increased production of improved forages in mixed systems and intensive dairy, the increased use of biodigestors in intensive dairy and improving the management of grazing for pastoral systems. »