Smallholder dairying plays an important role in the socioeconomic development of Bihar state in India.
While several organizations exist for dairy development in Bihar and there is an increase in investments and interventions in this sector during the last one decade, these are yet to contribute to increasing milk productivity.
A new paper maps the existing innovation capacity of the smallholder dairy sector through an analysis of patterns of interaction among the various actors and identifies the major institutions and policies that currently constrain development of improved capacity for innovation.
The paper argues the need for addressing the policy incoherence in the smallholder dairy sector in Bihar through
organization of a multi-stakeholder policy working group which focuses on ways of addressing policy gaps, enhances
capacities for policy implementation and facilitates policy learning.