AgriProFocus aims for optimising the animal production system via transfer of proven technology, capacity building to producers and developing market access and institutions around dairy. Priorities include roughage and fodder, milk and meat quality, animal management and the record keeping in animal production.
We are collecting manuals, guidelines, training videos for our dairy learning toolkit.
During the AgriProFocus event Making Business Work for Development the book Dairy Matters was launched. Rik Overmars from SNV, handed a copy to Jeroen Steeghs from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Kenya Market-led Dairy Programme is run by SNV Kenya plus partners and is financed by the Dutch Embassy in Nairobi. The inspiring book showcases eighteen case studies of farmers, cooperation's and businesses. Most of the stories in this collection describe the changes that dairy farmers have made in their own farms and the impact of their dairy business on their families and peers. After all, development is not about projects, but about people.
You can download the book via this link.
In 2015, the University of Zambia, together with five partner organizations, started a project on Zambian traditional non-alcoholic fermented foods. Mabisi (based on milk) and Munkoyo (based on cereal) were chosen for the study. These products are formed through the activity of fermenting microbes that convert raw materials into products with higher value. The aims of the study are to formalise current artisanal processing practice based on a best practice of current local house hold level processing and to design starter cultures of defined mixtures of bacteria to optimize and standardize the fermentation process.
Local farmer cooperatives as focal groups as owners of the tradition. Local farmers and their cooperatives and organisations are involved in our project as key stakeholders.... Read more
Despite the increased demand for improved dairy crosses, there are currently no commercial cattle breeders in the country, making access to breed stock expensive and beyond the reach of most smallholder farmers. Zambia relies more on imported dairy breeding stock from South Africa than local sources for its dairy development agenda.
The limited genetic potential of local cattle breeds currently being milked is a major factor accounting for low milk productivity and viability of smallholder dairy farming. Productivity within the Zambian traditional dairy sector is at 2 litres per cow per day. Emergent farmers who also keep cross breeds produce between 12 and 15
litres, while commercial producers who use pure breeds are at between 17 and 24 litres per animal per day. It is therefore important to enable the small scale farmers to have access to improved dairy animal breeds.
Although pure breeds have a higher yield than traditional and cross bree... Read more
East Africa Dairy Development-II (EADD-II) is the second phase of an ambitious five-year program designed to transform the lives of resource poor farming families through a competitive and inclusive dairy value chain in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Reporting to the EADD-II Field Operations Manager, and working closely with Business Development Manager, Social Capital & Gender Coordinator and MLE coordinator. EADD II is looking for a qualified person to fill the position of;
Title: Senior Dairy Production & Cluster Leader
Job Location: Mbarara, , Uganda
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Senior Specialist
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: 03/10/2017
Job details and how to apply can be found here
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daerah tersebut. Potensi dapat dilakukan dengan peningkatan ketersediaan pakan, pengetahuan
peternak, permintaan susu, pendapatan peternak, infrastruktur pasar, peranan
lembaga pemberi kredit dan kebijakan pemerintah lokal.
Tujuan penelitian ini
untuk menentukan kondisi subsistem agibisnis sapi perah di Kecamatan
Musuk, dan faktor faktor yang mempengaruhi pendapatan sapi perah di Kecamatan
Musuk. Dua puluh desa di Kecamatan Musuk, Kabupaten Boyolali dipilih sebagai
lokasi penelitian. Setiap desa dipilih dengan simple random sampling sebanyak 6
orang. Total responden yang diambil sebanyak 120 orang. Metode observasi dan
wawancara secara lansung untuk mengambil data secara langsung.
Hasil penelitian menunjukkan rata-rata pendapatan peternak sebesar Rp228.991,27/UT/bulan. Nilai R/C ratio s... Read more
This is the powerpoint presentation used in the Information Sessions held in the Netherlands
See this link for more info:
AgriProFocus Rwanda in cooperation with Agriterra organised a Dairy Business Cocktail on Friday, 25th November 2016.
The objectives of this 2 hour networking event is to:
This cocktail was attended by 21 professionals (3 from farmer organisations, 4 from private companies, 4 from the Government, 10 from NGOs)
The cocktail followed a 2-day Dairy Learning Lab which was organised by AgriProFocus Rwanda in collaboration with Agriterra, Send a cow Rwanda and PUM in Rwamagana District on 23-24 November; it was mainly dedicated to animal feeding and feeds.
The dairy learning lab is a network approach to boost the exchange and learning between dairy practitioners and professionals who work in su... Read more
Learning Labs are practical training sessions which aim to optimize various agricultural value chains via transfer of proven technology, capacity building and market access development to agriculture entrepreneurs and institutions. This year, the network is organizing leaning labs under the climate smart agribusiness theme in the poultry and dairy sectors.
Topics, location and application details will be shared at a later date.
For more information, contact Ms. Maumo Mubila - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ) in collaboration with AgriProFocus and SNV Netherlands Development Agency conducted a research last year to validate key lobby issues identified at the two regional dairy stakeholders platforms held in Monze and Choma.
The research established that the Zambian dairy industry is characterised with high cost of production for raw milk and high cost of dairy breeding stock.
It is from this background that the Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ) in collaboration with AgriProFocus, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and Oxfam is holding a National Dairy Debate Platform to discuss the issues with government, find joint solutions and agree on joint actions to address the challenges affecting the Zambian dairy industry.
The theme of the National Dairy Debate platform is “Enhancing Competitiveness of the Local Dairy Industry”.
For information on how to be part of this event, please contact Mr. Kapoche Mwale - email@example.com (Dairy Assoc... Read more
15 Dec 2016
DOB Equity has taken up a stake in Countryside Dairy Ltd at a publicly undisclosed value as part of a commitment to increase social impact investment deals in Kenya.
By investing in Countryside Dairy Ltd, the Private Equity fund with offices in Kenya, Tanzania and the Netherlands will be seeking a slice of the KES100bn Kenya Dairy sub-sector. According to the Kenya National Dairy Master Plan 2010 estimates, the Kenya dairy sub sector is valued at more than KES100bn and is the single largest contributor to Kenya’s agricultural GDP-higher than Tea and horticulture.
This latest investment will expand DOB Equity’s current equity portfolio in the regional diary sector, where it already holds a stake in Tanga Fresh, the Tanzania-based dairy processor.
Brigit van Dijk-van de Reijt, CEO of DOB Equity, comments: “Our latest deal in the East African dairy sector will allow Countryside Dairy to beef up its supply chain and offer better purchase
In the week of 13th - 17th February AgriProFocus organises
business meetings during which the opportunities of doing business in the
Zambian dairy sector will be discussed.
These meetings will give you:
We will organize three business meetings:
A more detailed programme will follow soon. Would you like to attend one of these business meetings? Please let us know... Read more
Untuk menghasilkan susu yang berkualitas bagus, banyak jumlahnya, sekaligus menjaga kesehatan kelenjar susu sapi perah, diperlukan manajemen pemerahan yang baik. Mengaplikasikan pijatan di kelenjar susu sapi perah sebelum pemerahan dapat menstimulasi kelenjar pituitari melepaskan oksitosin atau hormon kebahagiaan. Oksitosin memicu kontraksi sel miopitel alveoli yang membuat air susu keluar. Silakan baca hasil penelitian di bawah ini untuk informasi lebih lengkap.
To produce good quality and large quantity milk and to keep the mammae healthy, it is necessary to have a good milking management. By applying massage to the mammae of the dairy cattle before the milking can stimulate the pituitary to release the oxytocin or the “happy hormone” which serves the contraction of myoepithel cells lining the alveoli and will relea... Read more
We did it in Poultry and we did it in Horticulture, now AgriProFocus in partnership with EKN bring you a a video on the investment opportunities in the Dairy sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian dairy value chain players and Dutch dairy and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia.
For those in the poultry, piggery and dairy sector, you are invited for a training going to take place at the Nsambya sharing hall (sharing youth centre) the topics to be discussed will include;
Farm preparation, Disease prevention and management Improvement of farm productivity using lower cost of feed, cost benefit analysis of poultry farming.
There will be a Q& A and the main speakers will include;
Charles ssekatawa, veterinary personnel, Daniel asieru, nutritionist and Dr Ralf von schutzbar
Entry Fee : 5,000 UGX
For more information, please call the following numbers; 0703617508 or +256788289811
For the second time, on 23-24 November 2016, AgriProFocus Rwanda and partners organized a dairy learning lab in Rwamagana District.
Organisasi Perdagangan Dunia mengabulkan gugatan Amerika Serikat atas Indonesia. Batasan impor produk agrikultur yang diterapkan Indonesia buat melindungi petani lokal dinilai melanggar perjanjian dagang internasional.
Organisasi Perdagangan Dunia (WTO) mengabulkan gugatan Selandia Baru dan Amerika Serikat terhadap Indonesia ihwal regulasi impor produk pertanian. Kedua negara menuding Jakarta melanggar aturan dagang internasional, dengan memberlakukan pembatasan impor terhadap berbagai produk agrikultur seperti buah-buahan, sayur-sayuran, daging sapi dan ayam.
Dewan penyelesaian sengketa WTO memutuskan 18 aturan pembatasan impor yang diberlakukan Indonesia "tidak konsisten" dengan Perjanjian Umum 1994 tentang cukai dan perdagangan (GATT 1994). Organisasi yang mengawasi aktivitas perdagangan di 164 negara anggotanya itu mendesak Indonesia "untuk mengambil langkah yang sesuai dengan GATT 1994."
Sejak 20... Read more
Are you a Dutch entrepreneur in the dairy or poultry sector? Join the Dutch trade mission to Zambia! Important part of the mission is to participate in the Holland Pavilion (27-29 April) at the major regional trade fair, the AgriTech Expo Zambia.
Participation in the mission is a great opportunity to introduce companies and organizations in Zambia and the region to Dutch knowledge and technologies in the dairy and poultry industries. Recent market surveys show that there are opportunities in the poultry and dairy sectors for Dutch businesses.
The Dutch Export Combination (NEC) is organizing this mission on behalf of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).
Holland Pavilion at AgriTech
The Agritech Expo Zambia is a B2B platform for professionals in the agricultural sector. The 3rd edition in 2016 attracted over 17,500 visitors and more than 165 local and international exhibitors.
The Holland Pavilion at the Expo Agritech in Chisamba (about 100 kilometers north of Lusaka) can be used by parti... Read more
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.
Find photo impression in the album on our facebook page.
My name is Bornwell Chiyabi. My wife Chipo and I run a dairy business that comprises of a farm and a small processing plant, producing high quality dairy products under the brand name "Mukupa-Wesu".
We are looking for funding to expand the business both at farm and processing levels by acquiring more dairy animals, upgrading the farm and recapitalizing the processing facility.
Serious investors (both local and international) may reach us through the following email addresses:
Deadline: December 30, 2016
DairyBISS would like to announce the intake of the second round Dairy Production Advisors capacity building program.
If you think you are interested to be an advisor in the dairy sector and have the required qualifications, please express your interest to these email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by December 30, 2016 (deadline) with the required documents. Make a note on the selection criteria points which are attached with this announcement.
Detail Criteria to join the training program can be found HERE.
Also please find the official announcement HERE.
For more information, please contact Liya Girma: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dairy Business Information Service and Support (DairyBISS) project of Wageningen UR Livestock Research and Fair & Sustainable Ethiopia. Read More about DairyBISS