Improving productivity and expanding the trade of dairy products
Funded by a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress award, Land O’Lakes International Development is increasing agricultural productivity by training farmers on improved animal husbandry, raising awareness about animal nutrition and improving formal domestic milk trade and competitiveness along the dairy value chain. To strengthen the private sector and to achieve sustainability, BDEP is partnering with local processors to co-invest in new milk collection centers, which will provide market linkage for our 10,000 client farmers while maintaining the quality of raw milk. Opportunities have been identified to establish mini- provide services needed by smallholder farmers, but which are presently not available.
As a result of its activities, BDEP will substantially increase dairy producers’ incomes and provide farmers with the technical assistance needed to further grow and develop. Importantly, this will be achieved in a manner which builds the capabilities and capacities of advisory services, and will enable these activities to continue after the completion of the USDA-funded project.
BDEP blog part three: Smallholder Dairy Development in Bangladesh: Addressing the Productivity Gap
Part Three of a Four; in Part One we introduced some of the philosophies used by the BDEP team to guide their project, while in Part Two we mentioned how two of these philosophies drive the activities undertaken by BDEP. One of the most important philosophies followed by BDEP is that believing comes from farmers seeing progress with their own eyes, in their local setting. Part Three explores some of the most important topics which farmers are seeing on a daily basis, on their farm or on their neighbor’s farm. Read More
Part Two of a Four; In Part One of this series, we noted the philosophies used by BDEP to guide its approach to in-depth dairy development.
Eight philosophies to in-depth dairy development in Bangladesh: Part 2
Part Two of a Four; In Part One of this series, we noted the philosophies used by BDEP to guide its approach to in-depth dairy development. Read More