Dairy Value chain actors support from production to consumption
Increase milk production through distribution of crossbred heifers, AI support and forage development
Improving marketing of milk and milk products / improving milk quality, marketing system, linking cooperatives with consumers, and providing support to milk marketing cooperatives</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>FAO is also engaged in short term fact finding and need assessment studies in the dairy value chain
Low per capita consumption level ⇨ increased milk production and market expansion for milk and milk products </li></li></ul><li>Lessons learnt<br /><ul><li>Driving forces of cooperative establishment
Financial support for material and technical capacity building
Market development through encouraging cooperative action and creating market linkages</li></li></ul><li>13<br />Results<br />■ Major innovation actors and their involvement<br />
14<br />Results<br />Training<br />NGOs and Development partners <br />Farmers<br />Research<br />Coops.<br />■ Linkages among the different actors<br />Private sectors<br />Extension<br />Two way and fair linkage<br />One way and moderate to weak linkage<br />No or very weak linkage<br />
Conclusion and recommendation<br />Cooperatives under Unions - key actors in the dairy sector:<br /><ul><li>Cooperative/Union membership / essential determinant factor for the development of the sector through commercialization as well as providing essential inputs.
Cooperative unions / vertically integrating producers and cooperatives to local and regional markets / creating market linkages - linking dairy cooperatives with existing milk processing plants and other significant outlets for milk and milk products.
Low consumption - milk and milk products - an opportunity for increased milk production and expand milk marketing / Dairy unions could also provide credit facilities for group action
Dairy Unions could establish a simple market information system (demand and supply, price, market location, category of potential buyers…)- appropriate strategy to encourage milk marketing.</li></li></ul><li>Innovations actors and the coordination of the sector:<br /><ul><li>The dairy value chain is a system involving many actors - important - well coordinated manner from production to consumption and - to have ‘a responsible and operational party’ in place.
Despite their strong human resource capacity base, higher learning and research institutions – limited impact in the rural communities. Results of field research works undertaken by PhD and MSc students should be communicated to partners
‘Ethiopian Dairy Board’- very crucial step to assure a proper lead and coordination of the sector’s development as well as mobilizing funds from donor communities -much hoped amongst the majority of dairy stakeholders. The board - aforementioned recommendations into consideration - and functional policy in place.
FAOhopes that the conclusion of the ‘National Dairy Forum’ will allow the first step of the creation of the ‘National Dairy Board’. </li></li></ul><li>Thank you!<br />