The MoreMilkiT project recently reviewed the sustainability of 30 dairy producer groups working with the project in Morogoro and Tanga to gauge their level of sustainability and existing gaps.
A recent business opportunity seminar facilitated by the MoreMilkiT project in Morogoro reviewed the progress of 25 Tanzanian milk traders in growing their milk businesses.
Tanzania’s milk producers will gain more than one billion shillings (USD 500,000) annually from implementation of three key interventions— improved access to inputs, increase in the national dairy herd and better industry regulation.
The Tanzania Dairy Board (TDB) and partners recently reviewed progress and results in communicating the activities of the Dairy Development Forum (DDF) across the country.
Smallholder milk producers in Pakistan will soon find that a new multi-purpose milk can made from recommended food grade plastic known as ‘Mazzican’ is both more hygienic and affordable. The Mazzican is designed to help in checking mastitis, reduce spillage and ease milk collection and transportation: It has a black funnel design that makes it easy to check for mastitis, a watertight cover to prevent milk spillage, and it is designed to be stackable to ease transportation.
In November 2015, MoreMilkiT led a business opportunity seminar in Morogoro for 25 milk traders including six women to help them strengthen their dairy businesses which are linked to producers in and outside the project. Here some of their stories.
The Tanzania-based MoreMilkiT project has started working with milk traders in Morogoro and Tanga to set up dairy market hubs that will be used to pilot approaches to increase milk production and marketing.
A new study will assess fodder markets and the availability of feeds for smallholder dairy systems in Tanzania.
Agro-pastoralist cattle keepers in five villages in Kilosa and Mvomero districts in Tanzania’s Morogoro region are set to become more commercial and reap huge benefits from milk sales following an agreement with a leading dairy processor to buy their milk.
In 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) carried out a ‘Review of successes and failures of dairy value chain development interventions in Tanzania’, to identify the best interventions and strategies to pilot that are pro-poor, gender-sensitive and environmentally sustainable.