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Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (2018)

Scaling up climate change mitigation practices in smallholder dairy value chains - a case study of Githunguri Dairy Farmer Cooperative Society Ltd, Kiambu County, Kenya

Allen, K.

Titre : Scaling up climate change mitigation practices in smallholder dairy value chains - a case study of Githunguri Dairy Farmer Cooperative Society Ltd, Kiambu County, Kenya

Auteur : Allen, K.

Université de soutenance : Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

Grade : Master in Agricultural Production Chain Management, Specialization Livestock Chains 2018

Résumé partiel
A number of strategies and approaches such as Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) are being developed and implemented by the Kenya government in collaboration with local and international partners to transform the country’s dairy sector to ensure a low-emission development pathway while also improving the livelihoods of male and female dairy producers. However adoption and scaling up of best practices that contribute to mitigation of climate change and variability still remains a challenge especially for smallholder farmers. Research was conducted with an aim of identifying best practices in climate change mitigation in smallholder dairy value chain in order to develop interventions for scaling up of practices that support low-emission dairy development in the Githunguri dairy value chain. The research was carried out on smallholder dairy farmers belonging to Githunguri Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society Ltd. A purposive simple random sampling technique was used to identify 48 smallholder dairy farmers in 2 sub counties of Githunguri (24 farmers) and Ruiru (24 farmers) sub counties. Research methods such as desk study, observation, focus group discussion and survey were applied and research tools including a structured questionnaire and checklists were used to extract data from respondents. Aspects studied in the research included the dairy value chain, chain governance, gender roles in dairy production, forage and fodder management, conservation agricultural practices, dairy animal management and welfare, water resource management, manure management as well as milk collection and transportation to collection centres.

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