Pro-Poor Livestock Programs

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Presentation from the Livestock Inter-Agency Donor Group (IADG) Meeting 2010. 4-5 May 2010 Italy, Rome IFAD Headquarters.



The event involved approximately 45 representatives from the international partner agencies to discuss critical needs for livestock development and research issues for the coming decade.

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Pro-Poor Livestock Programs

  1. 1. Inter-Agency Donor Meeting 4 – 5 May 2010 IFAD – Rome Pro-Poor Livestock ProgramsTerry S Wollen, DVM Livestock AdvocacyHeifer International
  2. 2. Heifer’s beginnings…. “Not a cup, but a cow.” — Dan West Founder of Heifer International
  3. 3. Our MissionWorking withcommunities toend hunger andpoverty andcare for theearth.
  4. 4. PRINCIPLES OF GOOD DEVELOPMENT•Participation of the people•Local ownership of the decision-makingprocess•The commitment of local resources•The role of outside practitioners asfacilitators of change•A belief in peoples capacity to effectchange if given opportunities by theirstructural environment•The value of indigenous knowledge•The conception of development as a"process" and not a series of "projects“ --The Cornerstones Model - Values-Based Planning and Management, p 6, J. Aaker, J.Shumaker, Heifer Project International, 1996
  5. 5. “It is a formidable challenge for most providers to deliver livestockservices that meet the requirements of poor livestock keepers. Providersare accustomed to focusing on raising production, rather than on enhancingequity.” Strategic Objectives Human and Social Assets Productive Assets and Technology Strengthening the capacity Improving equitable access of the rural poor to productive natural resources and their organizations and technology Enabling the rural poor to overcome their poverty Financial Assets and Markets Increasing access to financial services and markets -- from IFAD: Livestock Services and the Poor – A global initiative 2003
  6. 6. East Africa Dairy Development• 115 million people in East Africa half subsisting on less than $1 per day in an agricultural economy of small-scale, resource-poor farm communities• Women are responsible for up to 80% of food produced in Africa, they frequently have the fewest resources and are particularly affected by economic poverty.• Families are caught in a downward poverty spiral, characterized by declining food intake, poor education and health services, degraded and disappearing grasslands for their herds, and little- to-no access to commercial market systems.
  7. 7. EADD’s VisionThe lives of 179,000 families—or approximately one millionpeople—are transformed by doubling household dairy incomeby year 10 through integrated interventions in dairyproduction, market-access and knowledge application. 110,000 beneficiary farmers in Kenya 45,000 farmers in Uganda 24,000 farmers in Rwanda
  8. 8. Approach Research to Sustainably Expand dairy Refine and scale inform analysis increase dairy markets & up to expand and decision- productivity and increase market impact making efficiency access● Baseline studies ● Develop gender ● Organize ● Improve the approach to small smallholder dairy business model● Ongoing holder dairies farmers to based on experience monitoring & effectively bulk & and use it to expand evaluation ● Increase on-farm market dairy more businesses in milk production thru products East Africa● Value chain adoption of models productivity ● Ensure steady, cost● Involvement and enhancement effective supply of understanding of technologies goods & services to East African farmers & farmer ● Sustain production groups policy makers and quality of milk● Market models thru improved animal ● Expand dairy healthcare & markets nutrition
  9. 9. Transforming Chilling Plants to Business Hubs Farmers TESTING HARDWARE SUPPLIERSAI & EXTENSION FIELD DAYS CHILLING HUB OTHER RELATED MEs VILLAGE BANKS FEED SUPPLY TRANSPORTERS
  10. 10. How Farmers pay for Services through the Business HubHARDWARE SUPPLIERS CHILLING AI & EXTENSION VILLAGE BANK HUB FEED SUPPLY SERVICES & INPUTS FARMERS TRANSPORTERS
  11. 11. Early successes•Beneficiary and stakeholder buy-in secured•Partners are lining up org iry.•Internal capacity established ada•Early learnings adopted ww w.eEarly challenges•Animal Health Services through community animal healthproviders and in cooperation with private veterinary serviceproviders•Feed and feeding options: grasses, legumes, crop residue andforage conservation•Cultural norms related to women, land ownership, youthinvolvement•The cooperative development model bias•AI technology, availability of liquid nitrogen•Government services provided free
  12. 12. Questions? & Comments!
  13. 13. Thank you!

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