The dairy industry in Tanzania is among the important components of the livestock sector. It is a source of animal protein, income and employment. The sector has great potential for improving the living standards in the country. AgriProFocus Tanzania aims to optimise the dairy farming systems by transfer of proven expertise and capacity building of dairy professionals.
The report of the Dairy Learning Labs held between 28 November and 2 December 2016 in Kagera region, Tanzania are available. AgriProFocus likes to thank the organisers for their effort in organising the events and especially in making a Swahili translation of the report.
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The second Tanga Dairy Business platform held on the 18th and 19th September was another successful event for the Dairy stakeholders in Tanga region. The event aimed at linking service providers along the dairy value chain with dairy farmers. For the dairy farmers, this meant an opportunity to explore different services out of what was available in their villages. A total of 1050 visitors attended the event.
The event attracted 23 exhibitors ranging from inputs suppliers, Artificial insemination services, financial institutions, Biogas and solar, advisory services, research institutions, milk processors, successful cooperatives and dairy farmer. It was also an opportunity for the exhibitors to tap into the available market for dairy service in Tanga. The participation of Tanga City council as an exhibitor this year, indicated that the event has the support of the government and is relevant in creation of awareness of the services offered by both gov... Read more
AgriProFocus Tanzania is organizing the first Dairy Learning Lab on Cow Health and Reproduction. It will be held on 22nd and 23rd June in Arusha.
About the learning lab; the Dairy Learning Lab is for dairy practitioners and professionals who train farmers and processors in the dairy sector, it aims to share and review among peers the knowledge, materials and methods they use and to jointly improve on these existing practices.
Topics to be covered;
- Cow behaviour,
- Cow condition scoring,
- Preventive health care,
- Do’s and don’ts of animal drugs, fertility and reproduction.
Program of the day: Expect morning farm visits and afternoon training sessions.
Why you should participate;
• Update your topical knowledge.
• Improve your training materials and skills.
• Grow your network of professionals in the dairy sector.
How to register and participate;
- Register for this event by sending an email to AgriProFocus Tanzania coordinator, Tom Ol... Read more
The Dairy working group is organising the 2nd working group meeting to plan for its activities for the rest of the year 2015. During the meeting, a detailed work plan will be developed on the following key planned outputs of the working group;
- Organize the annual Dairy Business Platform in Tanga.
- Share resources for a consultancy study on feed production and commercialization and the market opportunity in Northern Tanzania.
- Share resources for a consultancy study on dairy cooperatives study in Northern Tanzania.
Kindly note that attendance is by invitation only!
Register for the next dairy learning lab- 29th & 30th June 2015
AgriProFocus Uganda in partnership with SNV and Reline are organising the next dairy learning which will take place on 29th & 30th June 2015 in Mbarara district. The topic of learning and exchange will be “Cow health & Reproduction”.
Find more details in the fact sheet.
Would you like to be part of this activity? Kindly fill in your details on this form.
To learn more about the previous dairy learning lab, find reports and documents on the dairy learning lab page.
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Sylvia Natukunda from Uganda is sharing with us info she found online on the feed value of roughages in Kayunga district, Uganda. In 2012, natural grasses were analysed from 8 spots in the wet season and 15 spots in the dry season. The research found that wet season grass contains 90,76 dry matter and dry season grass 89,70%. This is very strange as in our dairy learning lab dry matter of fresh grass was said to be around 20-25 % and hay about 80-85%. The reported feeding value is in both cases 1,7 Mcal/kg or 7,11 Megajoules/kg of dry matter.
Find more info by following the link to an online powerpoint
5 Spaces left! Dairy learning lab Uganda!
Sign up for the Dairy learning lab Uganda; We promise exposure to technologies in fodder management and a wealth of exchange on the subject. The lab will take place on 11th and 12th March, don't miss out!
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