Addressing genetics constraints to dairy productivity in Ethiopia and Tanzania
Ethiopia and Tanzania combined boast the third largest dairy herd in the world. Yet, both countries are annual
net importers of dairy products. Small, medium and large dairy operations have made strides to improve
animal health and on-farm practices that contribute to increased productivity, but without access to reliable AI
service with improved genetics, farmers will continue to struggle to meet growing demand for dairy products.
The Public-Private Partnership for Artificial Insemination Delivery (PAID) program, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, implemented by Land O’Lakes International Development Fund, is working to address these challenges through direct partnerships with each countries, respective National Artificial Insemination
Centers, relevant Ministries and the private sector to develop channels for timely, efficient delivery of AI
service while inciting private sector investments that will lead to the inclusive growth of the dairy sector.
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