Programme Components

SDCP extension is re-focused on three of its technical components:

(i) Organization and Enterprise skills;

(ii) Technical Support to Smallholder Dairy Production;

(iii) Development of the Milk Marketing Chain.

 

Component 1- Organization and Enterprise Skills

The objective of the component is to provide Programme beneficiaries, namely smallholder dairy producers, small scale processors and small scale milk traders, and Apex organizations with the appropriate organisational, managerial and enterprise skills to benefit fully from market-driven commercialization of milk production, processing and trading. To that end during the extension period, activities have been rationalized around the following sub-components:(i) Improved organization, business planning and enterprise development skills

(ii) Access to finance for enterprise development

 

Component 2: Technical Support to Smallholder Dairy Production

The objective of the component is to provide targeted groups engaged in dairy milk production with technical skills to benefit from market-driven commercialization of milk production, processing and trading. To that end, SDCP support will be structured around the following sub components: 

(i) Capacity-building of dairy farmers in production and management skills in the area of disease control and management  and routine husbandry skills; 

(ii) Increased technical capacity on feeds and feeding management; 

(iii) Improved capacity of public and private service providers to deliver cost-effective extension services for breeding management and dairy animal registration; 

(iv) Improved availability of viable technologies at low cost including biogas, water harvesting, energy-saving technologies.

 

Component 3 - Development of Milk Marketing Chain

The objective of the component is to improve market linkages of small-scale milk producers, traders and processors to local milk markets and increase the smallholders’ access to the processing industry. Accordingly, during the extended period, the support to target groups for milk marketing will be focussed on two sub components:

 (i) Improvement of market infrastructures 

 (ii) Capacity building of beneficiaries to improve market access and profitability.