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Midd program market linked innovation for dairy development

MIDD ProgramMarket-linked Innovation for Dairy Development

Purpose of progra m
Purpose of program:

The purpose of the MIDD program is

to help diversify the national economy

by stimulating dairy development.

Innovation and capacity development

play key roles in this.


  • Following National Dairy Forum Nov’10 and number of studies by WUR and SNV-BOAM program

  • Program funded bythe Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia

  • Implemented by Wageningen UR, SNV Ethiopia

  • Pre-program phase 2011

  • Main phase 2012-2016

Objectives of the program 2011 2016
Objectives of the program 2011-2016

Goal: To develop dairy value chains that sustainably contribute to income generation and food security.


  • To facilitate the development of dairy value chains in four areas (milk sheds) to increase the efficiency of chain operations.

  • To help create an enabling environment for dairy value chain development at regional and national level.

  • To develop the capacity of chain operators and chain enablers to contribute to sustainable value chains, with particular focus on entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, and cooperation.

Phases of the program
Phases of the program

  • Pre-phase 2011- Preparatory phase, studies and pilots

    • Pre-phase: 1-6-2011 till 1-3-2012

    • Implementation: Wageningen UR (Livestock Research, CDI and LEI) and SNV

  • Implementation phase: 2012-2016

Key approaches
Key approaches

  • Value chain approachin 4 areas

    • Integrated approach; production, collection, processing, marketing

    • 4 regions: 1st selection: Selale, Adama-Asella, Awassa-Shashemene, Bahir-Dar; coordinated with AGP and LGP

    • Appropriate mix of smallholder/large scale focus and public-private partnership focus

    • Innovation & learning at local and national level

      Strengthen linkages value chain - government - knowledge institutes

    • Milk shed innovation network - address issues at value chain level

    • National innovation network – address issues at national/institutional level

    • Supporting innovations by means of innovation fund

  • Emphasis on Capacity Development

Some activities 2011
Some activities 2011

  • Improvement of enabling environment (national level)

    • Assessments/studies technical/institutional issues: breeding, feeding, milk quality, dairy business hubs

    • Pilot farm advisory system for large scale farms

    • Support for chain coordination: national dairy board

    • Design of national innovation network

  • Value chain development in 4 milk sheds

    • Assessments of value chains in areas

    • Stakeholder analysis and design of innovation networks

Some activities 2011 cont
Some activities 2011 (cont.)

  • Capacity development

    • Exposure key stakeholders (Netherlands & neighbouring countries)

    • Identification of needs and approach for capacity development (governmental institution, producers organizations, business developmente service providers)

    • Develop links with universities

Some activities 2011 cont1
Some activities 2011 (cont)_

  • Preparation of program for main phase

    • M&E system for learning

    • Identification of local partners including frame works for cooperation (knowledge institutions, governmental institutions, ngo’s etc.)

    • Coordination with AGP and other donors (USAID, CIDA etc) and Dutch supported programs

Outputs for 2011
Outputs for 2011

  • Four dairy areas (milk sheds) for program implementation agreed upon

  • Situation analysis of selected milk sheds

  • Innovation networks for national and milk shed levels designed

  • Studies on key sector level innovation issues

  • Capacity development needs assessed of key dairy value chain operators and enablers

  • Program & partners for next four years

Point for discussio n
Point for discussion

  • Linkage between Learning Alliance and project


More information:

  • Mr. Bram Wouters, bram.wouters@wur.nl

  • Mr. Jan van der Lee, jan.vanderlee@wur.nl

  • Mrs. Olga van der Valk, olga.vandervalk@wur.nl

  • Mrs.MahletYohannes, SNV, myohannes@snvworld.org