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MilkIT                               Alan Duncan                  MilkIT Pre-inception Workshop, Nairobi                  ...
Why are we here?IFAD have agreed to fund a feed value chain and innovation project in India and Tanzania: MilkIT (Enhanci...
IFAD funding mechanismsMilkIT is funded from Rome as a Technical Assistance Grant (TAG)TAG’s are regional in nature and ...
Fodder Adoption Project      2007-2010
What is planned for            MilkIT?Building on FAPFurther experimentation with innovation approachesValue chain anal...
ObjectiveTo contribute to improved dairy- supported livelihoods in India and Tanzania via intensification of smallholder ...
StructureBudget: 1 million (for 2 countries for 3 years)Duration: 3 yearsImplementation   – Co-ordination: ILRI (Alan) ...
Links to IFAD investmentsIn Tanzania  – Agricultural Services Support    Programme (2007-2014)  – Rural Micro, Small and ...
Objectives Institutional strengthening: To strengthen use  of value chain and innovation approaches  among dairy stakehol...
Links to other initiativesMore milk, meat and fish, for and by the poor (CRP 3.7)More milk, for and by the poor (Irish A...
Key elementsToolsInnovation platformsValue chain assessments
Some examples of toolsTool for Feed TechnologyScreening and Prioritisation(Techfit)
Feed Assessment Tool      (FEAST)
PRA plus quick quantitativeassessment of feed resources                  PRA Quantitative assessment
Has been extensively improved  and a sharing site created
More on tools at CRP 3.7 w/s in Addis, week beginning     March 5.
Introducing the MilkIT project: Enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value ...
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Introducing the MilkIT project: Enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches

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Presented by Alan Duncan at the MilkIT Pre-Inception Workshop, Nairobi, 24–25 January 2012

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Introducing the MilkIT project: Enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches

  1. 1. MilkIT Alan Duncan MilkIT Pre-inception Workshop, Nairobi 24th – 25th January 2012Enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches
  2. 2. Why are we here?IFAD have agreed to fund a feed value chain and innovation project in India and Tanzania: MilkIT (Enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches)
  3. 3. IFAD funding mechanismsMilkIT is funded from Rome as a Technical Assistance Grant (TAG)TAG’s are regional in nature and designed to provide research support to IFAD investment projects.
  4. 4. Fodder Adoption Project 2007-2010
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. StructureBudget: 1 million (for 2 countries for 3 years)Duration: 3 yearsImplementation – Co-ordination: ILRI (Alan) – India research: ILRI (Nils) – Tanzania research: CIAT (Brigitte) – Additional inputs • on feeds: Ben, Michael • on value chains/ economic assessment: Ayele? • on Tz dairy scene and wider issues: Amos
  8. 8. 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 (starting imminently)
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Links to other initiativesMore milk, meat and fish, for and by the poor (CRP 3.7)More milk, for and by the poor (Irish Aid Tz)EADD2 (Southern Highlands of Tz)ELKS India (Tata)
  11. 11. Key elementsToolsInnovation platformsValue chain assessments
  12. 12. Some examples of toolsTool for Feed TechnologyScreening and Prioritisation(Techfit)
  13. 13. Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST)
  14. 14. PRA plus quick quantitativeassessment of feed resources PRA Quantitative assessment
  15. 15. Has been extensively improved and a sharing site created
  16. 16. More on tools at CRP 3.7 w/s in Addis, week beginning March 5.

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