AGRF session on transforming dairy value chains in Africa: Pathways to prosperity
September 7, 2016 Editor 0
On 8 September 2016, the International Livestock Research Institute and partners hold a working session at the 2016 African Green Revolution Forum on transforming dairy value chains in Africa: Pathways to prosperity.
Speakers from ILRI, GALVmed, Land O’Lakes and Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries will be tackling two main questions:
- What are some of the promising approaches used to help smallholder dairy farmers and other value chain actors become more prosperous?
- What are the some of the most promising lessons learned from dairy value chain transformation and productivity improvement that can be shared across the continent?
The session starts with a brief orientation on dairying and development prosperity by Jimmy W. Smith, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute. His remarks will be given a Kenyan focus by Andrew K. Tuimur, Permanent Secretary in the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.
The focus then shifts to lessons and experiences transforming dairy value chains. Isabelle Baltenweck (ILRI) provides an overview of models and results; ILRI Tanzania dairy value chain project leader Amos Omore introduces experiences with hubs and platforms; Carmen Jaquez (Land O’Lakes) reports cooperative models from Southern Africa; and Abdallah Twahir (GALVmed) explains ways to deliver animal health services to empower dairy value chains.
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