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MilkIT MilkIT Supervision Mission, Almora , Dec 3-6 2013. Enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches. Fodder Adoption Project 2007-2010. What is planned for MilkIT ?. Building on FAP

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Milkit milkit supervision mission almora dec 3 6 2013

MilkITMilkIT Supervision Mission, Almora, Dec 3-6 2013

Enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches



What is planned for milkit
What is planned for MilkIT?

  • Building on FAP

  • Further experimentation with innovation approaches

  • Value chain analysis and action research

  • Development of tools for feed and market assessment


Objective
Objective

  • To contribute to improved dairy-supported livelihoods in India and Tanzania via intensification of smallholder production focusing on feed enhancement using innovation and value chain approaches.


Structure
Structure

  • Budget: 1 million (for 2 countries for 3 years)

  • Duration: 3 years

  • Implementation

    • Co-ordination: ILRI (Alan Duncan)

    • India research: ILRI (Nils Teufel and team: Thanammal Ravichandran (ILRI), Sonali Bisht, Ghirish C Pant, Bhupendra Singh Rana, Institute of Himalayan Environmental Research and Education (INHERE), Masi (Uttarakhand, India), MukulPrakash, Atul Shah, KuldeepThapiyal, Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (CHIRAG), Simial (Uttarakhand, India)

    • Tanzania research: CIAT (Brigitte Maass and team; Fred Wassena (CIAT), Prof Germana Laswai and Prof E.A. Kimambo: Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science and Production, Morogoro, Tanzania, Dr Julius Bwire and Mr Walter Mangesho: Tanzania Livestock Research Institute – Tanga-Centre, Tanga, Tanzania

    • Additional inputs

      • on feeds: Ben Lukuyu, Michael Blummel

      • on Tz dairy scene and wider issues: Amos Omore


Links to ifad investments
Links to IFAD investments

  • In Tanzania

    • Agricultural Services Support Programme (2007-2014)

    • Rural Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Support Programme (2007 – 2014)

  • In India

    • Integrated Livelihoods Support Project, Uttarakhand (just started)


Objectives
Objectives

  • Institutional strengthening: To strengthen use of value chain and innovation approaches among dairy stakeholders to improve feeding strategies for dairy cows.

  • Productivity enhancement: To develop options for improved feeding strategies leading to yield enhancement with potential income benefits.

  • Knowledge sharing: To strengthen knowledge sharing mechanisms on feed development strategies at local, regional and international levels


Links to other initiatives
Links to other initiatives

  • More milk, meat and fish, for and by the poor (Livestock and Fish; CRP 3.7)

  • More milk, for and by the poor (Irish Aid Tz)

  • EADD2 (Southern Highlands of Tz)

  • ELKS India (Tata)


Key elements
Key elements

  • Tools

  • Innovation platforms

  • Value chain assessments


Some examples of tools
Some examples of tools

Tool for Feed Technology Screening and Prioritisation (Techfit)



Value chain assessment
Value chain assessment

Inputs & services

Production

Processing

Marketing

Consumers



Conventional approach to livestock research in rural communities

Technologies


Innovation Systems Approach in rural communities

traders

farmers

processors

researchers


Input supplier in rural communities

Collector

Processor

Conventional approach: research to farmer

Research

Research

Extension

Extension

Rural farmer

Consumer

Innovation Systems Approach: research inside

Coop


Innovation platforms tend to follow a seven-step cycle in rural communities

From Homann-Tui et al (2013) Innovation Platform Brief 1: What are Innovation Platforms?


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