Kisumu, Kenia: Promotion of small-scale dairy farms

Hay transport in Kisumu, Kenia (Photo: Dühnen)

Milk production represents a high investment risk for small farmers in western Kenya. A Friesian cow costs around 1500-1800 Euros. Therefore, an expansion of technical know-how, management skills, business competence and the ability to grasp the complex processes and risk areas in dairy farming is necessary for the animal farmer.

Following a two-week trip of two experts to Kisumu, InVeLCo presented a study on solutions to minimize the operational risk of small-scale dairy farmers in Western Kenya. We recommend extending the existing project measures on the part of German Development Cooperation to all those areas of production that pose a high efficiency risk to dairy farmers, especially disease, herd health and animal hygiene.

InVelCo will again be active in Kisumu in an advisory capacity in 2020. The focus is currently on the acceptance of the new processes and procedures by producers in the milk value chain.