Enhancing Dairy Development in Ethiopia

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Presentation by Geert Westenbrink at the National dairy forum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 23-24 November 2010.

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Enhancing Dairy Development in Ethiopia

  1. 1. NATIONAL DAIRY FORUM NATIONAL DAIRY FORUM, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 23-24 NOVEMBER 2010 KEY NOTE ADDRESS GEERT WESTENBRINK AGRICULTURAL COUNSELOR ROYAL NETHERLANDS EMBASSY Enhancing Dairy Development in Ethiopia
  2. 2. Benefits of dairy development <ul><li>Worldwide, dairy development contributes to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural development: Regular income generation and food security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban development: Nutrition security leading to better health & school results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National development: Import substitution & export earnings </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Some facts on dairy sector Ethiopia <ul><li>Long tradition of consumption of dairy products but... </li></ul><ul><li>Consumption of dairy about 19 kg per capita per year; WHO recommendation: 175 kg </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of milk production equals population growth </li></ul><ul><li>Imports of dairy products are increasing: 300% increase in value between 2001 -2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Small portion of milk production reaches the formal market (about 2%) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Opportunities dairy development <ul><li>Increasing demand, both urban & rural </li></ul><ul><li>Favourable physical conditions for dairy </li></ul><ul><li>GTP focus on high value commodities & role private sector in economic growth </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing investments of private sector </li></ul><ul><li> To reach self-sufficiency, dairy development needs support </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHAT SYSTEM DO WE WANT? <ul><li>Foto’s aantal systemen </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is needed for sustainable dairy development? (1) <ul><li>Good economic prospects for chain actors </li></ul><ul><li>Production : Low cost price requires: reliable market ; attractive price; more & better feed; more & better animals; input supply & services; management skills </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient collection, processing & marketing : quality control, product diversification; promotion of consumption </li></ul>
  7. 7. Requirements / challenges for sustainable dairy development (2) <ul><li>2) Good enabling environment </li></ul><ul><li>government policies - level of protection, clarity on direction (vision) </li></ul><ul><li>support from research, education and extension </li></ul><ul><li>coordination in value chain </li></ul><ul><li> 1 (economic prospects) + 2 (enabling environment) = good business prospects </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why this workshop? <ul><li>Government institutions, development organizations (donor supported, NGO’s) and private sector work on challenges facing dairy development </li></ul><ul><li>Growing number of private sector initiatives in the fields of input supply, production and processing </li></ul><ul><li>Need for exchange of experiences, coordination and how to proceed </li></ul>
  9. 9. Purpose of this workshop <ul><li>To bring together stakeholders in the dairy sector to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share experiences/ lessons learnt among different stakeholders , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify key challenges, opportunities and possible interventions including setting priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend options to achieve coherent regional and national dairy development policies, sustainable institutional set-ups and capacity building strategies </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Organizers National Dairy Forum <ul><li>MoA </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Netherlands Embassy </li></ul><ul><li>EMDTI </li></ul><ul><li>SNV </li></ul><ul><li>ILRI - IPMS </li></ul><ul><li>FAO </li></ul><ul><li>LandO’Lakes </li></ul><ul><li>Wageningen UR </li></ul>

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