Dairy

jul
02

Business to Business Meetings

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  02 July 2017 to 06 July 2017 - All Day Event
  Dar Es Salaam

The 41 st DITF, Buyer/Seller meetings aims at linking sellers and buyers of agricultural produce to establish business relationships for selected sectors. The sectors are:

i. Oil seeds – Sunflower and Sesame

ii. Dairy

iii. Horticultural produce (Cabbage, Vegetables, Tomatoes, Nutmeg, Mangoes, Black pepper, Chillies, Okra, Lime, Pineapples, Dried Cloves, Ginger, Onions and Water melon)

iv. Poultry

Both buyers and sellers will be provided with platform to discuss the sector and assess the product availability, quantity and quality, varieties, delivery logistics, sales agreements and new market opportunities.

Find More details HERE



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 week 1 day ago

Dairy development in northern Uganda


“We are aiming at transforming the lives of 300 small holder farmers through pilot-testing a dairy micro-leasing model in Omoro and Gulu district by 2018,” said William Matovu, the Heifer Uganda Country Director.

To improve the dairy industry and therefore lives of the people, Heifer International is giving out exotic cattle to the people of Northern Uganda.

The Jinnai project which is going to last for two years is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Foundation. If it succeeds, it will be extended to other neighboring districts.

“We are aiming at transforming the lives of 300 small holder farmers through pilot-testing a dairy micro-leasing model in Omoro and Gulu district by 2018,” said William Matovu, the Heifer Uganda Country Director.

Matovu noted that if the project is successful, they will be job creation, increased incomes for small holder farmers and increased access to nutritious food in Gulu.

Speaking at the conference, Ambassa

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 week 5 days ago

Combatting the AMR Crisis in the African Livestock Sector


My colleagues Sylvia Natukunda business & partnership manager and Wim Goris network facilitator discuss steps needed to curb the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance in the livestock sector. This article appeared on FarmingFirst and the monthly newsletter of the World Farmers Organisation.

Antibiotics are crucial in human and animal health and yet growing levels of resistance to these drugs pose an increasingly serious threat to public health. One of the key contributing factors to such antimicrobial resistance is irresponsible use of antibiotics in the livestock sector.

AgriProFocus is a multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots that promotes farmer entrepreneurship as a contribution to food and nutrition security in developing countries. Food quality is a growing concern in many of these countries. But the awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance is still low.

Need for upscaling proper advice and monitoring

Dairy pro

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 week 5 days ago

Grants for Grabs!

Prior to the Holland Pavilion at the Agritech expo, AgriProFocus Zambia organized a “Doing Business in Zambia” Seminar. The seminar was meant to highlight the status of the Poultry and Dairy sector in Zambia and the nature of the business environment with regards to the agriculture sector.

All the key stakeholder that were present including Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia Development Agency, Zambia Bureau of Standards, Zambia Revenue Authority,  PACRA, Poultry Association of Zambia and Dairy Association of Zambia identified the potential investment opportunities in the poultry and dairy sub-sectors to be:

1. Feed additives and premixes

2. Vaccines and medicines for poultry and dairy

3. Improved poultry and dairy genetics

4. Diagnostic facilities

5. Commercial extension services as the government is slowly moving away from providing free extension services t

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Posted By in SEAD
Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago

Updating the Labour Market Needs Assessment

The SEAD project is in essence, a capacity building project that is set out to address the skills gaps in the Value Chains of Irish Potato, Dairy, Poultry and Horticulture/Vegetables. It is key to determine the gaps in formal education, applied research and outreach services/non-formal education as provided by the education sector (both by TVET and Universities). Through the support under the NICHE-1 programme (a concerted activity conducted by CAVM and Q-Point), several Labour Market Needs Assessments (LMNA) were conducted that shed light on the needs of the labour market, especially from the private sector (farmers, cooperatives and agri-businesses). The SEAD Project gratefully used the available information for prioritizing its interventions, in especially the Poultry and Irish Potato chains. For the dairy and horticulture chains, valuable information was available from studies performed by SNV and Livestock research/WageningenUR.

The consor

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 3 weeks 6 days ago

Gender Assessments in Dairy Value Chains

Integrating gender into dairy value chain development.  

FAO has recently published three assessments of  dairy value chains in selected sites in Ethiopia, Rwanda and Kenya.  These assessments are based on evidence gathered through fieldwork complemented by a review of specialized background documentation.  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.  You can find the papers in the links below:

1. “Gender assessment of dairy value chains: evidence from Kenya”. http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6786e.pdf

2. “Gender assessment of dairy value chains: evidence from Ethiopia” http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6695e.pdf

3. “Gender assessment of dairy value chains: evidence from Rwanda”. http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6845e.pdf

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

DAIRY ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REVIEW OF STANDARDS ON DAIRY AND DAIRY PRODUCTS

Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ) has been invited by the Zambia Bureau of Standards to attend a two-day meeting to review dairy and dairy products standards. The preparation of the standards is done through a Technical Committees comprising stakeholders who meet to discuss the subject matter and agree on the contents of the standards through consensus. The draft standards which are being reviewed are on pasteurized milk specification, yoghurt, raw cow milk and UHT milk specification. Zambia Bureau of Standards is the national standards body for Zambia established by an Act of Parliament.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 months 3 hours ago

Book Launch: Dairy Matters

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.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Sketch for a research & training facility, starter culture production, and market research

Article Food & Businss Knowledge Platform, by Sijmen Schouten - GCP1 Zambian traditional fermented foods 


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.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Taking the Dairy Industry Forward

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Senior Dairy Production & Cluster Coordinator Job at Heifer International

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

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 3 months 1 day ago

Analisis Potensi Pengembangan Usaha Peternakan Sapi Perah Menggunakan Paradigma Agribisnis di Kecamatan Musuk Kabupaten Boyolali

Peningkatan populasi sapi perah dapat dilakukan menggunakan potensi dari 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

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Posted By in Dairy Zambia
Posted 3 months 5 days ago

This is the powerpoint presentation used in the Information Sessions held in the Netherlands

See this link for more info: 


RICHARD MUSOKWA Good presentation love it

3 months 2 days ago

Fortunatus MLYANDENA Thanks to hear that 

2 months 3 weeks ago

Vinodsinh Solanki Presentation is Informative & useful for Dairy Farming Enterprises

1 month 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 3 months 1 week ago

Dairy Business Cocktail: offering a platform to connect rwandan dairy business actors

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:

  • (1) Provide the key actors in the Rwandan Dairy Business Sector with a platform to network, share information and increase deal making
  • (2) To expand professional connections and opportunities in dairy sector

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

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apr
24

Poultry Masterclass - Ndola

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  24 April 2017 to 26 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Ndola

Are you a poultry extension officer or trainer? Apply for our masterclasses today!

Topics
1. Biosecurity
2. Poultry Business Management
3. Feeding and Feed Formulation

Masterclasses 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. 

To apply, please contact Ms. Maumo Mubila - mmubila@agriprofocus.com



mar
15

National Dairy Debate Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  15 March 2017, All Day Event
  Government Complex, Lusaka

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 - kapmwale78@yahoo.com (Dairy Assoc

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

DOB Equity invests in Countryside Dairy

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 months 4 weeks ago

Are you interested in doing business in Zambia? 

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:

  • Valuable insights into the Zambian dairy sector
  • The opportunity to share your experiences and learn from others
  • The opportunity to extend your network with dairy professionals

We will organize three business meetings:

  1. Tuesday 14th February, Van Hall Larenstein, Velp (directions)

           Time: 15:00-17:00h

  1. Wednesday 15th February, Dairy Campus, Goutum (directions)

           Time: 10:00-12:00h

  1. Thursday 16th February, NEC Amersfoort. (directions)

           Time: 10:00-12:00h

A more detailed programme will follow soon. Would you like to attend one of these business meetings? Please let us know

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Chali Nyirenda

In the week 13 – 17th February, 2017, AgriProFocus organized three information sessions for Dutch companies in the Poultry and Dairy sectors. The objectives was to share information on the business opportunities in Zambia and encourage them to join the Trade Mission. As the Business and Partnership Coordinator, it was my job to facilitate match making between businesses.

 

 My first time visit to the Netherlands was a great experience. Despite the cold weather, the people there were very friendly and welcoming. The Dutch business I met are interested in the opportunities in Zambia and Africa. The participation at the Information Sessions was less than expected but the quality of the interaction was good. We had a good meeting with NEC on the coordination and logistics of the Trade Mission and this experience helps me to do my next task in matchmaking and get on board more Zambian businesses. So far we have 17 dairy and poultry companies that signed up for the mission.

3 months 5 days ago

Chali Nyirenda Here is the Powerpoint presentation that was used in the information session http://agriprofocus.com/post/58a6d7bba93f2506b7aac11d

3 months 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 4 months 3 days ago

Pengaruh Signifikan Pemijatan Kelenjar Susu Sapi Perah pada Hasil Produksi Susu Segar

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.

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Significant Influence of Mammae Hand Massage on Milk Yield in Dairy Cattle

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 4 months 3 days ago

Looking to Invest In The Dairy Industry in Zambia? This Is For You!

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.