KEY MESSAGES

- Description: The EADD initiative aims at re-launching milk production of small farmers in Eastern Africa by creating and supporting a network of cooperatives that centralize milk collection and provide training and complementary services to breeders
- Specificity: Securing of prices for the farmers thanks to the grouping into cooperatives
- Impact: Doubling of the productivity

 

FUNCTIONING

Reinforcement of cooperatives
> Financial supply in the form of loans
> Material supply (transportation, inputs)

Securing of milk price
> Increase of negotiation power in front of buyers

Spreading of best practices
> Technical, operational, and managerial training

Reinvestment of the profits
> Financial services (insurances)
> Purchase of solar lamps, biodigesters

 

SCOPE

TANZANIA / KENYA / UGANDA
More than 200 000 breeders

 

BUDGET

$ 420 000 income
on average by cooperative
$ 68 M budget

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
Doubling of milk production per cow thanks to better nutrition and health and/or crossing of species

Climate change
Decrease of the carbon footprint per liter of milk

Sustainable dev. goals
Average increase of 125% of daily dairy income between 2008 and 2013

 

NEXT STEPS

Development of the initiative in Uganda (~$ 10 M needed in 2015)
Search for subsidies to ensure continuity after the end of the program in Kenya ($ 185 k in 2015)