Developing an inclusive dairy value chain knowledge base
SNV placed high priority on internal and external learning and knowledge development on inclusive dairy value chain. Enhancing Dairy Sector Growth in Ethiopia (EDGET 2013-2017) project developing learning and knowledge management strategy in 2014 identified key knowledge development activities.
- joined and became an active member of the livestock platform and Livestock Task Force;
- organised dairy good practice events at woreda and zonal levels;
- participated in various technical working groups and multi-stakeholder meetings to contribute to cross-organisational learning, collaboration and knowledge sharing;
- facilitated exposure and learning visits;
- developed and disseminated extension related and good practice materials in dairy production, processing, marketing and development;
- shared the knowledge materials organising events.
The project developed and disseminated nine practice briefs, eight farmer extension materials and nine extension training manuals under the mentioned themes.
- Adoption of improved dairy technologies in Ethiopia,
- Bridging the dairy feed gap,
- Dairy Cooperatives, Empowering women in the dairy value chain,
- Enhancing access to dairy inputs,
- Increased income from dairy,
- Optimising smallholder dairy production,
- Reaching 65,000 dairy farmers, and
- Supporting Ethiopia’s dairy sector.
Farmer extension materials:
- Calf management,
- Cow management,
- Dairy housing and manure management,
- Dairy business management,
- Forage development,
- Forage development and management,
- Hygienic milk production and
- Young stock management.