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Feeding innovation – lessons from India and Tanzania

The milkIT (enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation) project aimed to contribute to improved dairy-derived livelihoods in India and Tanzania via intensification of smallholder production focusing on enhancement of feeds and feeding using innovation and value chain approaches.

Financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the project was organized around three sets of interventions:

  1. Diagnostic activities designed to help target interventions to real issues and constraints at community level
  2. Delivery of solutions – technical as well as institutional, to address challenges and needs
  3. Preparing for scale – engaging with other institutions, building partnerships and promoting wider uptake of the solutions and the approaches employed in the project
    . . . all devised and delivered through innovation platforms at different scales.

As part of project synthesis activities, three animated videos were produced around each of these three messages. Watch the short videos:

  1. Working out how to improve livestock feeding: The FEAST feed assessment tool (
  2. Smallholder dairying: better marketing or better feeding – which comes first? (
  3. Innovation platforms for dairy development in India and Tanzania (


More about the milkIT project


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