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Farming for the future (Ethiopia)


Titre : Farming for the future (Ethiopia)

Pays : Ethiopie

Dates : Start date : 1 January 2010 // End date : 9 February 2016

Identification projet : NL-KVK-27378529-PSI09ET27

Programme : Private Sector Investment programme (PSI)

Ethiopians have used milk as part of their diet for centuries. Most of the milk is produced by rural small-scale farmers. Although Ethiopia has the largest livestock population in Africa, the total milk production is very low in comparison with other African countries. This is caused by the low average yield of 166 litres per cow per year. The constraints the dairy sector is dealing with are poor dairy genetics, animal diseases, availability of feed and fragile markets. This project will introduce good quality fodder crops for dairy farmers and will show improved animal husbandry practices at farm level. Applicant Flier Beheer B.V. from the Netherlands will start a strategic alliance between Alfa Farms and the dairy processing factory Holland Dairy Plc in Debre Zeit. Alfa Farms will produce fodder crops for cattle like Lucerne, maize, triticale, grass and fodder beets and sell the Total Mixed Ration feeding to at least 500 small scale farmers in the area around Debre Zeit, enabling a 50% reduction of feed costs per litre milk produced. A demo farm will be started in Debre Zeit with the objective to show and train farmers how to improve animal husbandry practices, leading to higher milk production. As such, the project will improve the dairy chain around Debre Zeit area.

Partenaire (s) : Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Holland Dairy Plc, Flier Beheer B.V.

Budget Total : €716,456

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

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