Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 12 June 2018 at 01:04

Uganda Milk Production Capacity Hits 2.2b Litres Annually

Milk production in Uganda has reached over 2.2 billion litres a year according to Dr. Rose Okurut the Assistant Commissioner Animal Health in Ministry of Agriculture.

She says of the 2.2 billion produced, 80% is marketed while the rest is consumed at homes. “Of the 80% that is marketed, only 37% is processed and the rest go unprocessed,” said Okurut while officiating at the function where Fresh Dairy rebranded all its yoghurt products.

Okurut said they target 100% milk processing hence calling upon other investors globally to come and invest in the sector.

Fresh Dairy, the producer of a wide range of dairy products in Uganda was re-branding all its yoghurt as a strategy to satisfy the constantly changing customer needs while increasing its market share both in Uganda and the East African region at large.

The newly re-branded Fresh Dairy Yoghurt according to Vincent Omoth the Marketing Manager, comes in five flavours that inclu

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 8 June 2018 at 09:00

Zambia Dairy Value Chain Project Newsletter 2nd Edition

The second edition of SNV's Zambia Dairy Value Chain Project Newsletter is out! Highlighting the Choma District Dairy Cooperative Union's successful journey despite it's challenges and and inspiring testimonial from an emerging successful dairy farmer!

Read more about how the project is changing the dairy landscape in the Southern Province of Zambia by downloading the newsletter.

Enjoy the read!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 29 May 2018 at 09:34

Job opportunities for TVET graduates

Selam Children Village (TRIAE) is looking for six young passionate dairy service providers. Required educational background is Certificate in animal science or related agricultural fields of TVET Level 3 or 10th grade complete.

It is highly encouraging if:

- Has work experience in agricultural sector

- Knowledge computer and smart phone usage

- Experience with MS Office and Excel

- Good Communication and Writing skills

- Ability to speak both Oromifa and Amharic

- Ability to drive motor cycle and has license

Place of work: areas surrounding Addis Ababa

Condition of employment: Contract (for 10 months)

For more information and on how to apply please call 0118 69 18 46

Also Please find the job advert below.


VIV Europe  (animal protein industry)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  20 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 - All Day Event

With a target of 25,000 visits and 600 exhibiting companies, VIV Europe is the top quality event for the animal protein industry. Professionals active in the production of poultry meat, eggs, pig meat, fish and dairy all have numerous reasons to meet up at this World Expo from Feed to Food. VIV Europe gathers and promotes every 4 years the latest innovations of the industry in the heart of the Netherlands,.   

Opening on Wednesday 20th June and continuing until Friday 22th June, in 2018 VIV Europe will be celebrating its 40th anniversary as a business platform series that has become renowned worldwide for combining excellent professional information with a superb visitor-friendly location... 

The modern poultry chain from feeds and breeding to production, processing and consumption will be on show at VIV Europe 2018 in The Netherlands. A central theme has been arranged for this feed-to-food World Expo of animal protein businesses, under the label of ‘Sharing Data = Better Poultry

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14th African Dairy Conference & Exhibition by ESADA

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018 - All Day Event

ESADA is delighted to announce to you that the 14th Edition of the African Dairy Conference and Exhibition (14th AfDa), will be taking place on 20th – 24th August 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more here: https://www.dairyafrica.com/afda/

Exhibit: Showcase your products in the presence of key industry stakeholders and decision makers

- Visit: Experience firsthand world class technologies and the latest innovative solutions in dairy

- Conference: Attend powerful, insightful and strategic conference sessions with presentation from world renowned dairy industry leaders

Holland Pavilion ESADA Nairobi

The NABC, in collaboration with SNV, will be organizing the Holland Pavilion at the 14th edition of ESADA's African Dairy Conference & Exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya. For years NABC has facilitated a Holland pavilion at ESADA, positioning the Dutch dairy sector as the suppliers of choice for all those participating. The cost i

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 May 2018 at 10:56

Farmers advised on milk handling

The things that seem small may be what will earn you incredible yields as a dairy farmer.
According to experts, while a farmer may invest in getting the best yields and feeding the cattle right, how they handle the milk on the farm is critical.
“The hygiene of the person milking and the equipment is important. They must be clean, easy to disinfect and the one milking must wash their hands,” says Dr Irene Mbatidde, an agronomist at Mbarara Zonal Agricultural Research And Development Institute (MBAZARDI). Dr Mbatidde will be teaching and showing farmers how to maintain farm milk hygiene at the Seeds of Gold Farm Clinic slated for May 26 at MBAZARDI, Mbarara District.
According to Mr Charles Ayiasi Tabu, the editor Seeds of Gold magazine, dairy farming is a chief enterprise in western Uganda, thus the emphasis to guide farmer on how to produce better yields. “We have learnt that the Ministry of Agriculture is promoting dairy farming in western Uganda bec

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Seeds of Gold Farm Clinic

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  26 May 2018, All Day Event

Mbarara Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MBAZARDI) will host a one-day farm clinic with a main practical-based session on May 26 in Mbarara. The clinic whose theme focuses on climate smart farming will conduct talk sessions on topics such as Seeds & varieties, Post-harvest handling, Value addition, Sustainable Land Management (SLM) & Economics.

Farmers attending the clinic will also learn more about grazing methods like zero grazing, rotational grazing and paddocking and free range grazing.  Dairy farmers will be shown how to move towards a system that maximises land use and produces milk at a least cost. Intensive dairy production (with or without minimal grazing) is predicted to replace the traditional open grazing systems. 

Farmers will also learn how to keep records about all farm operations and events. These may include, but not limited to, purchases, sales, feeding and health and breeding. The records should be as simple as possible for ease of interpret

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 17 May 2018 at 12:53

SNV Zambia's Dairy Value Chain Project's 1st Edition Newsletter!

We are proud to announce the Zambia Dairy Value Chain Project's (ZDVCP) first newsletter. The newsletter serves to give updates of the progress of the work they are doing with Dairy farmers in the Southern Province of Zambia to increase their competitiveness.

The project is being implemented by SNV one of our network founding members, funded by GIZ, commissioned by the Federal Republic of Germany under the Green Innovations Centers Programme of the One World No Hunger Special Initiative.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 16 May 2018 at 01:48

What is the role of Dairy Cooperatives in enabling the adoption of climate smart technologies and practices? 

AgriProFocus recently organised a half day forum with dairy cooperatives in Kiambu County to explore their role in enhancing the adoption of climate smart technologies and practices. The forum brought together executive board members and managers from 7 dairy cooperatives in Kiamb

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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 2 May 2018 at 10:43

i want to start yogurt processing (small scale) what are the critical things needed for conducting this activity? 

Hilda Okoth Dear Hashim, Thank you for your question. I will try and find some information for you but quickly here is something that you can read now Fellows+-+EN+-+Small-scale+processing+technology+for+dairy+products+-+CTA+K4D+Article+Oct+2014.pdf

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Posted By in Dairy Uganda
Posted 1 May 2018 at 01:08

Ghee processing unit a joy to dairy farmers

Dairy farmers in Western Uganda are known for processing ghee from milk. However most people engaged in processing ghee have been doing it using a rudimentary method. They have been isolating fats from cow milk before fermenting to process it into ghee using calabashes.


A group science graduates from Makerere University have ventured into inventing a local fabricated machine to process oil obtained from milk into ghee. Winnie Buryo who has been into ghee processing for more than 10 years is a beneficiary of the machinery called Ize Chan. She narrates how the equipment operates.

I have been using traditional methods to process ghee, she says. However when Buryo heard about scientists from smallholder fortunes engaged in fabricating milk cooling equipment, she decided to get sensitization about this machinery called evakuula. 
But since her target was to get a modern ghee processing equipment which the same team were fabricating, she deci

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 30 April 2018 at 01:51



Digital Information Management System

Project Digital Services IT Officer

Roles and Responsibilities.

The Project Digital Services IT Officer will be responsible for:

i) Coordinating hard and soft ware procurement, installation of all digital solutions to be promoted by the project;

ii) Continued staff and user training on all digital solutions to be promoted by the project;

iii) Ensuring smooth digital platforms operations and facilitating backup services and troubleshooting on all digital solutions to be promoted by the project; and

iv) Monitoring digital systems performance and supporting routine updating and maintenance.


S/he will be expected to possess requisite IT qualification and demonstrate necessary hands-on skills and experience.

Savings and Credit Officer

The Savings and Credit Officer will be in charge of designin

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Posted By in Dairy Zambia
Posted 27 April 2018 at 10:52

For an improved Dairy experience, use Molaplus products! we are the official distributors in Souther Africa


AFMASS Conference & EXPO- Zambia Edition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  02 October 2018 - 08:00 to 03 October 2018 - 17:00
  To be Announced

Africa's food, beverage, milling, dairy and processed food conference and expo

AFMASS Conference & Expo Zambia edition is a 3 day event being held from October 2-4, 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia. This event the regional trade event that brings together stakeholders in the food and beverage, grains, milling, baking, foodservice and animal feed industries in the southern-central Africa region to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and food safety technologies and practices. The event is set for October 2-4, 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia.


National Livestock Expo & National Milk Week 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  30 May 2018 to 01 June 2018 - All Day Event
  Arusha, TASO NaneNane Grounds

Tume ya Taifa ya Kilimo nchini Tanzania (ACT) ikishirikiana na Bodi ya Maziwa ya Tanzania na TANTRADE inaandaa maonesho ya kwanza ya mifugo niching Tanzania kuanzia tarehe 30 Mei hadi Juni Mosi. Maonesho haya yatafanyika kwenye viwanja vya maonesho Themi maarufu kama viwanja vay nanenane, Arusha Tanzania.

Maonesho haya yanalenga kutambua mchanga wa sekta ya mifugo kwenye ucumi wa Tanzania na maendeleo ya kijamii.  Ni fursa ya kipekee kubaini mikakati sahihi itakayowezesha Tanzania ya viwanda. 

Sajili HAPA kushiriki kwenye maonesho haya.

Taarifa zaidi zinapatikana HAPA.


The Agricultural Council of Tanzania (ACT) in collaboration with Tanzania Dairy Board (TDB) under the support of key Ministries of: Agriculture; Livestock and Fisheries; Industries Trade and Investments through TANTRADE is planning to stage the first National Livestock Expo in Tanzania, which will be held from 30th May to 1st June 2018, at Themi Exhib

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Posted By in SEAD
Posted 29 March 2018 at 09:49

Outreach on Dairy Farm Record Keeping

SEAD organised an outreach activity, from 5-8 February, on Dairy Farm Record Keeping in the districts of Musanze and Gicumbi. The outreach was attended by large groups of dairy farmers and cooperatives and facilitated by Mark Bos, the dairy value chain expert of consortium partner Q-Point, in collaboration with trainers from Musanze Polytechnic, UR/CAVM and extension service providers from RAB. The training to farmers was organised at the training centre of IMBARAGA Farmers’ Federation in Musanze and at the AIKIB Training Centre in Gicumbi.

The training on farm record keeping was enthusiastically received by farmers, which confirmed the need for providing this kind of training, to improve their understanding of record keeping at farm level.

In Musanze District, a group of 20 Dairy Cooperative members from different sectors were trained on the significance of farm record keeping, emphasising the benefits of record keeping for improved decision making a

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Fred MWUMVANEZA it's good job that you have done, but i would like ask about the seed, i see you have talked to milk only but also i had the way that we could increase the seed value and demand through using liquid manure during planting until it's maturity but i don't have an access to that and no any support but it can help the farmers to develop but not only the farmers but also country in genenal.

2 months 3 weeks ago

Anke Baselmans Dear Fred, thanks again for your interest. The SEAD Project is not looking for new colleagues at the moment. When this changes, we will share any job vacancies on social media. Best,Anke BaselmansSEAD Communication Team

2 months 2 weeks ago

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


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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Juma Bruno Ngomuo Safi sana

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 March 2018 at 08:22

Smallholder dairy cattle feeding technologies and practices in Tanzania: failures, successes, challenges and prospects for sustainability

Read more from this paper HERE 

 It is crux of the present paper to derive key lessons on failures, successes, constraints and opportunities of the previous/ongoing interventions towards improving dairy nutrition in Tanzania. This is based on the fact that if sustainable smallholder dairy development is to be achieved in Tanzania learning new lessons on what went wrong or what improvements need to be done towards increased uptake of dairy nutrition technologies is imperative. This information is believed to be of paramount importance for harnessing informed decision-making to a range of stakeholders including dairy farmers, planners and policy-makers in Tanzania and in the developing world at large.  

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 6 March 2018 at 12:22

International Women's Day is coming. Let's get ready. March 8, 2018

INTERNATIONAL Women's Day seeks to celebrate women's achievements, as well as act as a catalyst for change when it comes to gender equality.

The UN theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”  Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There's a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. This day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Under the Gender in Valuechains platform, AgriProFocus provides an important moment to showcase commitment to women's equality, launch new initiatives and action, celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness, highlight gender parity gains and more. 

The day is celebrated and supported globally by industry, governments, educational institutions,

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