The ILRI-led project on ‘enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches’ – commonly known as MilkIT – has been implemented since 2012 with support from the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). The project aims to contribute to improved dairy-livelihoods in these countries via intensification of smallholder production focusing on enhancement of feeds and feeding using innovation and value chain approaches.
Two briefs from the Livestock and Fish research program provide mid-term progress reports from the project in India and Tanzania. Research in both countries involves support for innovation platforms, as well as feed assessment, value chain assessment, market linkages and institutional strengthening. Insights and lessons on these and other outcomes are documented in the briefs.