Exploiting market opportunities for value-added dairy and meat products in the Eastern and Central Africa region

Published on 1 July 2010

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Timeline

Start Date: 1 August 2009 | End Date: 31 December 2011

Overview

This project is a resumption (following a two-year freeze) and expansion of an earlier one – Exploiting markets for dairy and meat products’ quality and safety – funded by the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) and implemented in 2006-07 in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.

This new extended project goes beyond the initial one that mainly involved consumer demand analysis and takes a value chain approach starting from smallholder dairy and meat production and marketing, value addition and processing and demand in the three countries, and extends geographical coverage to Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda. Within each country the project collaborates with various stakeholder organizations, both public and private, to meet the objectives of the project.

The four specific objectives of the project are to:

  • Facilitate the generation and uptake of demand driven dairy and meat value chain technologies and innovations
  • Promote enabling policies for enhancing value addition in the dairy and meat sub-sectors
  • Facilitate policy options for enhancing the performance of the agricultural sector in the eastern and central Africa sub-region
  • Strengthen capacity of smallholders and small and medium enterprises to exploit dairy and meat markets in the eastern and central Africa sub-region

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