SNV the Netherlands Development Organisation and ADT Projekt GmbH formed a consortium to implement on behalf of GIZ the project Technical Cooperation with Zambia, Green Innovation Centres – Dairy Value Chain, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany.

The overall objectives of the Green Innovation Centre’s activities along the dairy value chain in Zambia are to improve the income of smallholder dairy farmers in the Southern Province, increase the employment rate and to improve the local availability of dairy products. The new project is especially working together with smallholder dairy cooperatives as point of entry

to improve the technical, financial and managerial capacity of small holder dairy farmers,
to improve the capacity of cooperatives in terms of local service provision and governance,
to create links to the enabling environment and to provide input to strengthen the capacity of national lobby groups,

thereby strengthening the dairy sector in Zambia.
The project has a duration of two years (2018 -2019) and forms the second phase of the Market-led Dairy Innovations Project (M-DIP), implemented by SNV.

SNV and ADT decided to cooperate in the second phase to profit of ADTs strong technical experiences and network in the fields of cattle husbandry, dairy cattle breeding and ICT development.
Our consortium is collaborating with the School of Agriculture of the Zambian Open University for scientific and technical support on topics such as animal breeding, agribusiness management or extension services.
Project manager M. Höhne was in Zambia to meet with various stakeholders and commence groundwork. For more impressions please visit the website of ZAOU: