SNV placed high priority on internal and external learning and knowledge development on the inclusive dairy value chain. Enhancing Dairy Sector Growth in Ethiopia (EDGET 2013-2017) project developing learning and knowledge management strategy in 2014 identified key knowledge development activities.
- joined and became an active member of the livestock platform and Livestock Task Force;
- organised dairy good practice events at woreda and zonal levels;
- participated in various technical working groups and multi-stakeholder meetings to contribute to cross-organisational learning, collaboration and knowledge sharing;
- facilitated exposure and learning visits;
- developed and disseminated extension related and good practice materials in dairy production, processing, marketing and development;
- shared the knowledge materials organising events.
The project developed and disseminated nine practice briefs, eight farmer extension materials and nine extension training manuals under the mentioned themes.
- Adoption of improved dairy technologies in Ethiopia,
- Bridging the dairy feed gap,
- Dairy Cooperatives, Empowering women in the dairy value chain,
- Enhancing access to dairy inputs,
- Increased income from dairy,
- Optimising smallholder dairy production,
- Reaching 65,000 dairy farmers, and
- Supporting Ethiopia’s dairy sector.
Farmer extension materials:
- Calf management,
- Cow management,
- Dairy housing and manure management,
- Dairy business management,
- Forage development,
- Forage development and management,
- Hygienic milk production and
- Young stock management.