The Dairy Development Project focuses on increasing the quality of milk production and the productivity of small-scale dairy farmers. The Project builds capacity through technical trainings, business trainings and increases the dairy farmer’s knowledge in milk handling and cattle management.
While producer groups are established and provided with infrastructure and cooling facilities, milk-based industries in the area also receive training. The availability of chilling facilities improves the evening milk collection and reduces the spoiling of milk through minimizing the time between milking and pick up by MILCO from the collection points.
As farmers begin to stabilise their income, they are introduced to financial institutions with loan facilities and insurance for cattle. Savings groups are also established to improve the savings habits among the dairy farmers. The farmers are also part of the District level Dairy Farmer Federation which is a legal entity.