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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. »

March 14, 2017Knowledge Portal
Rwanda dairy competitiveness program II: Efficiency gains in dairy production systems decrease GHG emission intensity

This info-note by CGIAR, USAID and FAO presents the results on the decrease in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness Program II (RDCP). It was estimated to have resulted in a strong decrease in the GHG emissions intensity of milk production. The increase in milk output was proportionally much larger than the associated increase in GHG emissions. This increase in the efficiency of dairy production systems was the basis for a transformation to more sustainable production patterns in intensive and extensive dairy systems. »

February 6, 2017Knowledge Portal
Measuring the role of livestock in the households’ economy

This Guidebook by Livestock Global Alliance presents a module template for including livestock in multi-topic and agricultural household surveys in low- and middle-income countries. The objective of this Guidebook is to provide a tool for practitioners tasked with collecting high-quality data on livestock and livelihoods in the context of the national statistical system and through the implementation of multi-topic household surveys. The Guidebook offers a template for module design that users are advised to tailor to their specific needs. »

January 25, 2017Knowledge Portal
Gender assessment of dairy value chain: Evidence from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda

This report by FAO presents a gender assessment of the dairy value chain in selected sites in Ethiopia: North Shoa Shewa (Degem woreda), East Gojam (Dejen woreda) and Gamu Gofa Arba Minch (Arba Minch Zuria woreda). The findings confirm that women’s empowerment is vital for sustainable dairy value chain development and that projects supporting dairy production need to increase their efforts to be gender inclusive. »

November 14, 2016Knowledge Portal
Prospects for livestock-based livelihoods in Africa’s drylands

This book by the World Bank examines the challenges and opportunities facing the livestock sector and the people who depend on livestock in the dryland regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. It presents a novel way of thinking about pastoral development, grounded in a conceptual framework that focuses on the multiple shocks that drylands livestock keepers face and how those shocks can be addressed. »

March 28, 2016Knowledge Portal
Small scale dairy production system challenges and prospects in Fafen Zone, Eastern Ethiopia

This article examines the existing challenges and opportunities of small scale dairy production in Ethiopia. The importance of dairy livestock as a source of livelihood for pastoralists in eastern Ethiopia cannot be overstated. »