MELE: Overview


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An overview of the Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain project in Bangladesh, delivered at the Market Engagement and Learning Event, September 2012.

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  • MELE: Overview

    1. 1. Project overview Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain Project 1 Market Engagement Learning Event, September, 2012
    2. 2. Organogram Team Leader Manager- Technical Project Manager Project Manager-2Marketing & Coordinator Manager FinanceCommunicati M&E Gender PSO- 2 on & TO (M&E) Training Administrati ve Officer Project Officer- 6 M&E support officer Field Facilitators-30 Manager Access to Inputs Manager DFT FieldPO-AI- 2 Project Officer PDO- Facilitators (FL) Livestock (6) Field Facilitators (AI)- 2 2
    3. 3. Geography 3
    4. 4. Target Dairying Households• Hamida Begum is married, has three children, works as a day laborer and tends her family’s two cows• Average Household: – Very poor – Functionally landless – $25 monthly income – 1-3 cows• Over 80% of SDVC farmers 4 are women
    5. 5. Context and Challenges• Part of a large agro economy/ agro residue based• Smallholder farmers account for majority of national production, but rely on subsistence methods• 30% of national milk demand met by imported powdered milk• Limited access to productivity enhancing inputs and markets• Collectors and collection systems reduce trust and milk quality• Gender norms• Lack of a supportive policy environment 5
    6. 6. Theory of Change, Value Chain Enhancement 6
    7. 7. Bangladesh Dairy Value Chain 7
    8. 8. Producer groups– 36,400 (82% women) farmers into 1280 groups– 3425 farmer leaders (71% women)– >80 % group graduated as A category 8
    9. 9. Farmer Production and Income Average Households•More than 50 percent increase in average household-levelmilk production•97 percent increase in milk sales income for participatingfarmers.•In many cases, increase in milk productivity at household-level is actually as high as 65 percent and increase in incomeas high as 140 percent - which demonstrates what is possiblegiven the right conditions•46 percent increase in household-level milk consumption. 9
    10. 10. HH Profit-Loss Statement (Sep’2011) PL Indicators Baseline Latest % Change (Aug2008) (Aug2011)HH Income per Annum $109 $144 32%HH Expenditure per Annum $71 $76 7%HH Net Income per annum $38 $67 76% Income =Milk sales + Calf + Cow-dung Expenditure =Feed + Treatment+ De-worming + Vaccination Expenditure is calculated based on In-milk cow population 10
    11. 11. Bangladesh Dairy Value Chain 11
    12. 12. Actors and Service Providers
    13. 13. Access to inputs– 150 shops (42 women) reaching 30,000 farmers. Consistent sales growth of up to 10 percent month-on-month for at least 48 Dairy Input Shops.– 201 LHWs doubled their income (21 percent women)– 56 AI worker trained and linked (5 women) 13
    14. 14. Branded Dairy input shop outlet 14
    15. 15. Bangladesh Dairy Value Chain 15
    16. 16. Value Chain Transaction TransparencyChallenges – Lack of transparency across the dairy sector in formal sector purchasing practices – Collectors and collection practices – Disincentive for quality milk production 16
    17. 17. Impact on Milk Supply Chain• 90% of the participating farmers are receiving 20 percent higher prices• 40 % increase in milk collection for 75 percent of the collectors• Significant improvement in milk quality for processors 17
    18. 18. SummaryOn-the-ground accomplishments in:1. Established high-performance producer groups;2. Trained and established commercially viable Livestock Health Workers (LHW)s and Artificial Insemination (AI) Technicians3. Establishing an innovative network of rural dairy input supply shops through a branded micro-franchise network4. Introduced digital milk fat-testing (DFT) capabilities at community collection points and chilling plants while influencing fundamental practices how milk is bought in the community collection points and chilling plants5. Simultaneous increase in productivity and household 18 consumption of milk
    19. 19. Thank You 19