Jettie Veerman, student animal husbandry at the Aeres University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, has done a field survey on calf rearing practices on commercial dairy farms in Ethiopia.
Main objective of the study was to analyse current calf rearing practices on commercial farms in Ethiopia and advice DairyBISS on improvements which can be incorporated in our training programmes.
During her studies, she has specialised in the topic of calf rearing and done similar surveys and undertaken research in post-weaning dips.
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Ethiopia offers huge opportunities for dairy sector development. With a growing economy and an increasing number of urban middle class consumers, demand for dairy products is expected to rise, making the dairy sector an interesting sector for investors and developers. This practice brief examines the opportunities and challenges for dairy production and marketing. It addresses important facts about the Ethiopian dairy sector that can support future (medium-scale) investors in identifying business opportunities along the dairy value chain and in developing feasible business plans for their investment. Results and data are based on a study in the SNNP region.
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This practice brief examines the functioning and effectiveness of lead farms in both rural and urban milk producing districts in Ethiopia and makes recommendations on how their impact could be enlarged.
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DairyBISS’ project leader Jan van der Lee co-authored the book Dairy Matters, with inspiring stories on dairy sector development in Kenya. The book compiles 18 stories of success and struggle in the Kenya Market-led Development Program.
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The effect of ginger, garlic and their mixture powder on consumer acceptibility, organoleptic properties, microbial qualities and physcio chemical properties of Ayib-Ethiopian cottages cheese was studied.
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This report presents the findings from a gender assessment of dairy value chains in Ethiopia, which is part of a series of similar studies carried out as well in Kenya and Rwanda.
It aims to formulate country-specific recommendations for Ethiopia, and to contribute to developing general guidelines on how to implement gender sensitive initiatives in the dairy value chain.
The assessment considered:
- women and men’s roles and responsibilities, their different benefits, opportunities,
needs, constraints and challenges along the value chains;
- economic opportunities arising along the value chains, as well as women and men’s capacity to access them;
- factors contributing to reduce gender inequalities in the value chains.
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This baseline report of the Dairy Business Information Service and Support (DairyBISS) project presents the findings of a baseline survey among 103 commercial farms and 31 firms and advisors working in the dairy value chain. The objectives of the survey were to establish where possible a baseline for impact, outcome and output indicators in order to be able to measure progress over time: during the project and at the end of the project. These objectives of the baseline study also include informing the project on whether it is based on accurate assumptions about how change happens and to further shape the activities within the different strategies of the project.
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The document tries to describe on the end market analysis of meat/live animals, Leather and leather products and Dairy Products of Ethiopia. The document review the opportunities and challenges to produce and deliver quality livestock products at desired amount for local and export market.
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The document tries to examine and understand three livestock value chains: meat and live animals; hides, skins and leather; and dairy products. While each of the analyses describes the value chain’s under performance and the causes for this, each analysis also identifies opportunities and courses of action to address constraints and performance issues.
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