Written by Justus Lyatuu
Fresh Dairy intends to deepen its network of milk supply by training farmers in better ways of handling milk.
The company said it would engage farmers during field days on aspects of animal breeding, feed preparation and conservation as measures to ensure Fresh Dairy meets its milk production targets throughout the year. John Gethi, the procurement director at Fresh Dairy, said the company has enhanced its daily processing capacity to 600,000 litres as it seeks to satisfy increasing demand for its products both in the domestic and foreign markets.
“We are currently partnering 80 farmer groups by training them on ways of improving production. We are emphasizing animal feed preparation and conservation as a way of increasing milk production,” Gethi told more than 3,000 farmers who attended the company’s field day, which was held in Sembabule district recently.
During the field day, farmers complained about... Read more
Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)
PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international agribusinesses to build long term sustainable business relationships.
The initiative shall support the growth of the agribusiness sector by linking investable and profitable agribusinesses in the sectors of horticulture, coffee, oilseed, dairy & livestock to financing , technology, knowledge and markets.
1. To connect prequalified agribusinesses to financing
2. To link buyers to suppliers of inputs (commodities, equipment and services)
3. To link investors to investable businesses and opportunities
4. To facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology among businesses
ActivitiesWe are currently receiving application from interested businesses in the sectors mentioned above who wish to participate in the trade and investment matchmaking event that will take place on 5th & 6th October 2... Read more
Under the umbrella of AgriProFocus Uganda Network, Dairy Development Authority (DDA), Send a Cow, Heifer International/East African Dairy Development (EADD), Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), and Renaissance Livestock network (RELINE), Brookside Dairies/Sameer organized a two day dairy stakeholders’ event.
360 (279 males and 81 females) attended the event and these comprised of processors, input dealers for drugs, pasture management, agrochemicals and fertilizers; individual farmers, farmers’ organizations, dairy cooperatives, financial institutions, providers of agro-machinery, equipment and to... Read more
Milk Consumption Promotion Campaign
It's happening Now! Milk Consumption Promotion Campaign! Dairy Stakeholders' Event-2015 organizers are spearheading a campaign to promote the consumption of milk and milk products. The campaign is targeting the back to school shopping period. After engaging dairy processors: JESA Farm Dairy, Sameer/Brookside, Pearl Dairy and Mega Milk, these have agreed to promote and sell subsidized milk products. The campaign is running in the following supermarkets:
-Nakumatt (Oasis, Village Mall, Acacia),
-Capital Shoppers (Ntinda, Nakawa),
-Mega standard supermarket, Shoprite (central town, Lugogo),
-Turskys (Main gate MUK, Ntinda)
Results of this campaign and more will be shared during the Dairy stakeholder event 2015- 16th & 17th Sept. at UMA
The Campaign will run from today Friday to Sunday. Hurry to take advantage of the offer!
Event organizers: AgriProFocus Uganda, SNV, Send a Cow, Heifer International/EADD, Reline and Dairy Development Authority.
Opportunities in Extensive Livestock Production
Join our essay competition and express your innovative solutions and ideas on extensive livestock!
Take this unique opportunity to contribute to the international expo and conference ‘Herding for the Markets’ and write an essay about your ideas on extensive livestock.
Winners will have the opportunity to present their ideas during the conference to an expert audience!
This call for essays is in the context of the Herding for the Markets Expo and Conference, taking place in Nairobi from 4-6 November 2015.
Essays can be entered by any individual up to 35 years old based in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. While this call is open to any individual in the countries above, Faculty members and post-graduate students affiliated to universities in the region are particularly encouraged to ap
Objectives Learning Event APF Uganda and Emotive / Natural Livestock Farming:
1. APF network Uganda and Emotive / Natural Livestock Farming get to know each other
2. Exchange on issues in dairy development in Ethiopia, Uganda, India and Netherlands relating to sustainable dairy farming, including use of local breeds, use of antibiotics, possibilities for using medicinal plants to treat dairy cow diseases, (and possibly exploring new marketing models that reward quality milk)
3. Explore possibilities for further cooperation between APF Uganda and Emotive / Natural Livestock Farming
4. online sharing of information, contacts, discussions, reports on this webpage
Find the full programme here
The Milk Cup Championship - (using recreation to promote the dairy sector)
Promoting the cause of milk production and marketing through organising the milk cup championship. The championship is about promoting milk and milk products through organising sports events and championships. I will be adding details
"The introduction and dissemination of improved dairy cow breeds in Uganda is arguably the most significant step taken to develop a modern and commercial dairy industry in the country over the last two decades. This study uses a nationally representative sample of Ugandan households to rigorously examine the impact of adoption of improved dairy cow breeds on enterprise-, household-, and individual child-level nutrition outcomes."