The East Africa Dairy Development Project, East Africa
The East Africa Dairy Development Project (EADD) is a regional industry development program implemented by Heifer International and a consortium of partners including TechnoServe, ILRI, The World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and ABS TCM. The vision of success for the East Africa Dairy Development project is that the lives of 179,000 families – or approximately one million people – are transformed by doubling household dairy income by the 10th year through integrated intervention in dairy production, market access and knowledge application.
Key components of the EADD Project include: (i) The development of 27 milk collection hubs, including chilling plants for bulking and holding milk for pickup by processors in refrigerated milk trucks; (ii) The formation of farmer business associations that will own and manage the plants and develop hubs of dairy business services; (iii) The use of artificial insemination to improve local breeds of dairy cows to produce more milk per day per cow. It will also focus on animal nutrition and health for better milk quality and; (iv) Extensive training provided by Heifer International and its partners in dairy animal husbandry, business practices, and other subjects needed to for successful operation of a business to produce, process and market dairy products.
EADD is not a part of the original project portfolio and thus did not receive funding or assistance for research and evaluation purposes; however EADD participated in the inception workshop and has applied to receive assistance in with capacity building as part of Objective 2 of GAAP.
Power Point presentation from final technical workshop - January 2013