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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


  • 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.


  • 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)


  • 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





Conventional approach to livestock research in rural communities


Innovation Systems Approach in rural communities





Input supplier in rural communities



Conventional approach: research to farmer





Rural farmer


Innovation Systems Approach: research inside


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?