On 8 September 2016, the International Livestock Research Institute and partners held a working session at the 2016 African Green Revolution Forum on transforming dairy value chains in Africa: Pathways to prosperity.
Speakers from ILRI, GALVmed, Land O’Lakes and Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries tackled two main questions:
- What are some of the promising approaches used to help smallholder dairy farmers and other value chain actors become more prosperous?
- What are the some of the most promising lessons learned from dairy value chain transformation and productivity improvement that can be shared across the continent?
The session started with a brief orientation on dairying and development prosperity by Jimmy W. Smith, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute and Andrew K. Tuimur, Principal Secretary in the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.
The focus then shifted to lessons and experiences transforming dairy value chains. Isabelle Baltenweck (ILRI) introduced the…
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