Dairy Learning Labs

moderated by Wim Goris

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 quality, animal management and the record keeping in animal production.

We are collecting manuals, guidelines, training videos for our dairy learning toolkit. 


may
14

Dairy Learning Lab - Kagera

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  14 May 2018 to 26 May 2018 - All Day Event
  Kagera Region

AgriProFocus Tanzania in collaboration with Robben Consultancy and PUM are organizing a dairy learning lab in Kagera Region. The learning lab will focus on:

1. Feeds and Feeding

2. Cow health and reproduction

3. Dairy records and management

About the Learning Lab

The dairy learning lab is a network approach to boost the exchange and learning between dairy practitioners and professionals who work in support of farmer entrepreneurs. The learning lab will comprise of:

1. Farm visits in the morning

2. Training sessions in the afternoon

Why should you participate?

· Update your topical knowledge with new skills in dairy farm management

· Improve your training materials and skills

Who should participate?

Dairy farmers and dairy practitioners can participate in this event.


Here is the dates per area:

1. 14th May - Bunazi, Missenyi

2. 15th May - Missenyi Ranch

3. 16th May - Mutukula

4. 17th May - Bunazi with Bunazi women dairy farmers and WAWAMI

5. 18th May - Kamachum

6. 19th May - Muleba Town

7. 21st May - Ngara with

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 23 March 2018 at 01:28

DAIRY SECTOR IN HAI WILL SOON TAKE A NEW POSITIVE TURN

AgriProFocus Tanzania in collaboration with SNV Tanzania and PUM organized 4 learning labs in Hai District Kilimanjaro region with the aim of improving the knowledge and expertise of dairy practitioners for increased productivity in the dairy sector. Participants  were from 4 cooperatives namely, Lyamungu Dairy cooperative, Nronga Women dairy Cooperative, Kalali women dairy cooperative and Marukeni Women Cooperative.These interactive training included morning field visits and in class training with a advice from the expert. The learning labs covered topics such as:

1. Feeds and fodder

2. Animal General health 

3. Animal  Reproductive Health

The farmers were very impressed with this kind of training that gave them an opportunity to reflect on their day to day practices while highlighting loop holes that might have led to low productivity. Such loops holes include the structure of the cow shed. Traditionally dairy farmers inh

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9 months 1 week ago

mar
12

Dairy Learning Lab - Hai District

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  12 March 2018 to 20 March 2018 - All Day Event
  Machame, Hai District, Kilimanjaro

AgriProFocus Tanzania in partnership with SNV- the Netherlands Development Organisation and PUM – Netherlands Senior Experts are organizing a dairy learning lab in Machame Ward in Hai District.

About the Learning Lab

A dairy learning lab is a network approach that boosts the exchange and learning among dairy

professionals. A learning lab is a two day session on specific topics. Typically, one learning

lab day has the following elements concerning one topic.

a) Morning guided farm visit

b) Q&A session on observations with expert

c) Afternoon class with theoretical backgrounds, exchange of experience.


 These learning lab will take place in 3 dairy cooperatives in Machame Ward of Hai District. The dairy cooperatives involved are;Nronga, Kalali and Marukeni dairy cooperatives.

 In each lab, a maximum of 30 farmers and cooperative staff will participate.


The major topics for the learning labs are:

● Pasture Management (Feeds and Fodder)

● Animal reproductive health

● General animal health

Th

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Posted By in Dairy Learning Lab Rwanda
Posted 13 January 2017 at 08:56

Rwamagana Dairy Learning report available!

For the second time, on 23-24 November 2016,  AgriProFocus Rwanda and partners organized a dairy learning lab in Rwamagana District

We are grateful to PUM, Agriterra, Send a Cow Rwanda, Dukundamatungo Cooperative and to all participants. The report can be found here 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 14 June 2016 at 12:47

You Can Now Access Dairy Learning Lab Videos Online!

The Dairy Learning Lab is a training opportunity for dairy professionals who train farmers and processors in the dairy sector. The learning lab aims to share training materials, to review these materials and methods among peers and to jointly improve access to training materials and improve existing training practices.

AgriProFocus Zambia, in partnership with SNV, PUM Netherlands Senior Experts and Kasisi Agriculture Training Centre, produced training videos on Record Keeping, Artificial Insemination, and Water Harvesting and Feeding and can be accessed here.


Wim Goris almost 200 views ! I am nr 194

2 years 6 months ago

Sylvia Natukunda Mwesigwa Great job!

2 years 5 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 8 April 2016 at 09:20

AgriProFocus Zambia organised Dairy Learning Labs in Monze, Lusaka and Luanshya. Over 70 farmers participated in personalised workshops and practical farm visits to gain knowledge in Feeding and Water Harvesting, Dairy Economics and Cow Health and Artificial Insemination. All Dairy Learning Lab resources can be found here! 

mar
23

Dairy Learning Lab III - Luanshya

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  23 March 2016 to 24 March 2016 - All Day Event
  Luanshya, Zambia

AgriProFocus Zambia and partners plan are hosting a Dairy Learning Labs on in Luanshya on "Cow Health and Artificial Insemination". 

Participants are selected via the co-organising members and partners, or they can sign up individually.

A participation fee of ZMW 50 for farmers and ZMW 300 for organisations applies to cater for logistics.

If you are interested in registering, please contact Nchimunya K. Banda on nkasongo@agriprofocus.com





mar
21

Dairy Learning Lab II - Lusaka

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  21 March 2016 to 22 March 2016 - All Day Event
  Lusaka, Zambia

AgriProFocus Zambia and partners plan are hosting a Dairy Learning Labs on in Lusaka on "Dairy Economics".

Participants are selected via the co-organising members and partners, or they can sign up individually.

A participation fee of ZMW 50 for farmers and ZMW 300 for organisations applies to cater for logistics.

If you are interested in registering, please contact Nchimunya K. Banda on nkasongo@agriprofocus.com



mar
15

Dairy Learning Lab I - Monze

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  15 March 2016 to 16 March 2016 - All Day Event
  Monze, Zambia

AgriProFocus Zambia and partners plan are hosting a Dairy Learning Labs on in Monze on "Feeding, Water Harvesting and Irrigation Techniques"

Participants are selected via the co-organising members and partners, or they can sign up individually.

A participation fee of ZMW 50 for farmers and ZMW 300 for organisations applies to cater for logistics.

If you are interested in registering, please contact Nchimunya K. Banda on nkasongo@agriprofocus.com



mar
10

Dairy Learning Lab Rwanda

Event posted by in Dairy Worldwide
  10 March 2016 - 08:00 to 11 March 2016 - 17:00
  Nyagatare District

For the first time in Rwanda, AgriProFocus Rwanda in partnership with Land O'Lakes and the Rwanda National Dairy Platform are pleased to organize a Dairy Learning Lab

A dairy learning lab is a network approach to boost the exchange and learning between dairy practitioners and professionals who work in support of farmer entrepreneurs.

The first Dairy Lab in Rwanda will take place in Nyagatare district from 10 to 11th March. The event will be made of visits to different farmers discussions in mornings, training and discussions in the afternoon. Participants this event are selected model farmers and other professional in the dairy sector that have been identified in partnership with Land O'Lakes.

For more information contact Anatole MAJYAMBERE (amajyambere@agriprofocus.com) or Agnes UWERA (agnes.uwera@idd.landolakes.com).




Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 29 January 2016 at 06:07

Report Artificial Insemination Model Assessment is out now!


AgriProFocus together with The Dairy Association of Zambia, Agriterra and SNV have finalised the report on the assessment on viable models for artificial insemination  (AI) in the dairy sector.

On the basis of this research, the members will design new interventions in 2016 that can improve the uptake of AI including improved animal health and feeding. AgriProFocus will also use these findings to develop new content for the Dairy Learning Labs.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 18 January 2016 at 09:56

Here is one of two articles about hydroponic fodder for dairy cattle. My conclusion is that it is a very expensive way to feed concentrates to dairy animals.


Anatole Majyambere Let's hear their arguments against this

3 years 4 days ago

Posted By in Dairy Worldwide
Posted 20 July 2015 at 09:13

Smallholder Dairying in the Tropics ( ILRI, 1999)

Chapter 7 of this web publication is Dairy Feeding systems and has about 10 screens with 6 tables on the formulation of feed rations. There are data and recommendations for calves, young animals, gestation, lactation and dry cows. The chapter does refer to the Asian context

Posted By in Dairy Worldwide
Posted 20 July 2015 at 09:08

Dairy cattle husbandry ( Agromisa, 2008)

The revised edition has chapters on feeding (10p) and roughages (8p). In easy language, the feeding requirements for dairy cows are explained. There are also data on the digestibility of different feedstuffs. The chapter on roughages explains about grasses, legumes and crop residues.

Posted By in Dairy Worldwide
Posted 20 July 2015 at 09:05

Dairy Manual - Feeding ( GART Zambia, 2011)

This manual has 48 pages on sources of feed, the calculations of rations, nutrional diseases, pasture, hay, fodder trees. Including a checklist for judging the feeding situation at farm level.

Posted By in Dairy Worldwide
Posted 20 July 2015 at 08:58

East and Central Africa Feedstuff table (ASARECA 2013)

This Feed Table is a collective work of researchers from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Denmark. The table contains an index on scientific names, another index on common names and an example how to use the table. The main chapter has 117 pages on roughages, 18 pages on concentrates and more on other feedstuffs and minerals. Reference is made to the website of http://www.ASARECA.org

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 6 March 2015 at 12:55

Sign up for the Dairy Learning Lab NOW! 


20 participants have already signed up for the first Dairy Learning Lab on March 17th and 18th  in collaboration with GART, DAZ, SNV, and PUM. This learning workshop  will take place at the GART Research Centre in Chisamba. 


There are 5 spaces left! Are you a dairy practitioner and you are interested to learn more about roughage and fodder you can still contact me for more information.