Activity plan for MilkIT Alan Duncan MilkIT Pre-inception Workshop, Nairobi 24th – 25th January 2012 Brainstorming
Component 1. Institutional strengtheningActivity India Tanzania1a. Mechanisms Based on feeding Identify project sitesfor enhancing systems, dairy market based on feedinginnovation structure and existing systems, dairycapacity through partner activities market structure andlocal stakeholder project activity sites existing partnerplatforms to are identified. Current activities.address dairy innovation processes Characterise currentvalue chain are characterised. innovationconstraints Collaborative work processes. Gather plans are developed key actors in local with partners based dairy feed innovation on outputs required to platforms. Develop achieve the defined work plans with outcomes. partners based on outputs postulated to achieve defined outcomes.
Component 1. Institutional strengtheningActivity India Tanzania1b. Approaches Existing dairy value Develop/strengthen toolsfor involving chains are and approaches forlocal characterised and participatory value chainstakeholders in documented. analysis (VCA). Performanalysis of dairy Stakeholder VCA on existing andvalue chain communication contrasting dairy value processes are initiated chains. Conduct periodic in order to validate rapid market appraisals at findings and to each study site. Initiate establish the value stakeholder chain perspective for communication processes development to validate findings and to approaches in general establish a value chain amongst stakeholders. perspective for development approaches in general amongst stakeholders.
Component 1. Institutional strengtheningActivity India Tanzania1c. Basket of Based on the After identifyingintervention constraints constraints by astrategies determined by the participatory SWOTemerging from value chain analysis, assessment ofdairy value chain intervention entry interventionanalysis points for improving strategies, produce dairy marketing are an inventory of identified through potential intervention intensive consultation strategies to improve of critical stakeholders feed supply and at the projects activity enhanced use of sites. existing feed.
Component 2. ProductivityActivity India Tanzania2a. Strategies for Feeding systems at the Identify and characteriseimplementing identified project activity feeding systems at thelocal feed-related sites are characterised, defined activity sites withinnovations identifying critical emphasis on criticalemerging from constraints in regard to constraints regardingstakeholder overall quantitity, seasonal overall feed quantitity,platforms that distribution and quality. seasonal distribution andenhance dairy Differences in access to quality. Documentincomes feed within local differences in access to communities as well as feed within and among management practices of local communities as common resources are well as management documented. The newly practices of common formed innovation platforms resources. Innovation formulate promising feed platforms formulate innovations based on the promising feed systems characterisation innovations based on and the identified systems characterisation constraints. and identified constraints.
Component 2. ProductivityActivity India Tanzania2b. Methods for Feed innovation Test strategies forenhancing diffusion platforms are engaging local decisionof local feed-related established, based on makers. After identifyinginnovations among existing producer or self- workable interventionsdairy smallholders help groups but also at project sites,for income benefits including local innovation platformsthrough productivity development actors. develop a process toincreases The platforms bring about widespread collaboratively develop a change in feeding process for designing practices. feed improvement interventions and their dissemination.
Component 2. ProductivityActivity India Tanzania2c. Strategic Design and implement Design and implement alesson learning a baseline study to baseline study to allow aon appropriate allow a later impact later impact assessmentdairy feeding assessment study. study. Document currentstrategies and Current feeding-related feed-related developmenttechnologies development activities activities at study sites and in the study region are beyond, including both documented with success and failures of special focus on feed technology and stakeholders involved strategy options. in the innovation Stakeholders involved in platforms. innovation platforms should receive special attention. Develop framework to assess likelihood of technology uptake.
Component 3. Knowledge sharingActivity India Tanzania3a. Mechanisms A steering group is Identify key existingfor sharing formed as a focal point knowledge pathways byknowledge at for synthesising project which feed-relatedlocal and regional information and knowledge currentlylevels experiences on a spreads at both project regional level sites and regional level. (Uttarakhand). This Identify knowledge gaps at group will also serve as different points along the the link to state value chain. Establish a institutions and the steering group as a focal wider development point for synthesising community as well as a project information and guide to continuous experiences, but also for project evolution. linking to state institutions and the wider development community as well as for guiding the project evolution.
Component 3. Knowledge sharingActivity India Tanzania3b. Mechanisms for A knowledge sharing Establish a knowledge sharingsharing knowledge platform is established for platform for the whole projectacross project the whole project (including electroniccountries and (including electronic depositories andamong global R4D depositories and communication tools as well asprojects communication tools as regular face-to-face meetings). well as regular face-to- Lessons synthesised, face meetings). This will assessed and applied. facilitate the documentation and exchange of experiences and lessons on value chain analysis, feed interventions, innovation platform establishment. Here the cross-regional results will be emphasised considering both Indian and Tanzanian results .