Assessing sustainability of smallholder dairy and traditional cattle milk production systems in Tanzania
Africa / Dairying / Livelihoods / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / policy / Research / Tanzania

Assessing sustainability of smallholder dairy and traditional cattle milk production systems in Tanzania

Both in the scientific community and the media, there are a lot of talks about sustainable livestock systems, what they are and how to promote them. A sustainable farming system is one which is economically viable, socially acceptable, environmentally friendly and transferable to the future generations. But achieving sustainable smallholder milk production systems in developing countries, including Tanzania, is limited by many constraints including low cow productivity, shortage of feed, limited access to inputs and outputs markets and degradation of natural resources. Continue reading

Agriculture / Article / Livelihoods / LIVESTOCKCRP / Markets / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Value chain upgrading and inclusion of smallholders in markets: Role of multistakeholder processes in dairy development in Tanzania

An analysis of smallholder integration into agri-food markets was carried out by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Wageningen University, through a case study of an ongoing smallholder dairy development program in Tanzania, locally referred to as ‘Maziwa Zaidi’. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Health / Disease Control / East Africa / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Project / Tanzania / Vaccines

Expanding distribution, increasing reach: More East Coast Fever vaccine distributors in Tanzania now accredited

Tanzania has been reported to have the third largest livestock population on the African continent comprising 25 million cattle. However, cattle keepers in the country face several challenges that impede their productivity, most notably diseases. As such, access to effective methods of preventing, controlling and/or treating cattle diseases is key. East Coast Fever (ECF) is … Continue reading

Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Goats / ILRI / Impact Assessment / Intensification / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Small Ruminants / Southern Africa / Tanzania

What was the impact of dairy goats distributed by the crop-goat project in Tanzania?

This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, highlights findings from an evaluation of the impacts of introducing dairy goats on income, assets and food consumption in Morogoro region. Continue reading

Agriculture / Climate Change / Dairying / Gender / PIL / SLS / Tanzania

Itumeleng Mafatshe joins ILRI as a graduate fellow

Itumeleng Mafatshe is an MSc. Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security student at the National University of Ireland Galway. She has recently joined the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as a graduate fellow for three months under two programs: Livelihoods, Gender and Impact (LGI) and the Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE). Mafatshe has a background … Continue reading

Africa / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Research / Tanzania / Uganda / Value Chains

Profiling East Africa dairy project farmers – what the survey says

This report provides summary information of the farmers participating in the EADD longitudinal survey. The analysis is drawn from data gathered during the farmer recruitment survey. Section 2 of the report provides a brief on the survey methodology, while sections 3 and 4 provide regional and country specific summary statistics. Continue reading