New Program to Transform AI Service Delivery and Dairy Production in East Africa

Originally published on November 23, 2015.

A new program poised to reduce poverty for farmers in Tanzania and Ethiopia by increasing the productivity of dairy cows has just been awarded to the Land O’Lakes International Development Fund (“Land O’Lakes IDF”) by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Public-Private Partnership for Artificial Insemination Delivery (PAID) program, a U.S. $18.1 million, 5-year initiative, will address genetic constraints to dairy productivity in both countries by strengthening the delivery of artificial insemination (AI) services through public-private partnerships.

PAID will establish more sustainable, efficient and effective private sector and government-led channels for delivering AI and related services to improve dairy cattle productivity, while helping stimulate significant private sector investments that will lead to the inclusive growth of East Africa’s dairy sector.

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