Dairy Processing and Marketing

Description

Poor marketing channels

Basic Information

Entry Point

Poor marketing channels

Commodities

  • Dairy

Country

Kenya

Location(s) of Innovation Platform in Kenya

  • Nyamira County

Participating States, Villages and Institutions

125 villages in 20 Wards in Nyamira County

Date of Establishment

January 1st, 2013

Status of Innovation Platform

Active

Phase of Innovation Platform Progress

Phase 1

Innovations

Description of Innovations

Partners

Farmers

Private Sector

Policy Makers

Researchers

Extension

Micro Financing Institutions

Others

Total Number of Stakeholders

0 - 10

Opportunities Addressed

Available milk market

Achievements to Date

  • A county apex cooperative formed
  • Functional linkages created
  • Establishment of 2 milk collection Centres
  • Animal health association formed
  • Functional linkages created
  • 10,000 dairy cows served
  • Increased milk yield
  • Increased acreage for fodder and pasture crops

Challenges Remaining

  • Partners failure to honour the pledges
  • Poor Resource mobilization skills among groups
  • Poor cohesion among some group members

Sustainability Issues

  • Structures well established
  • Capacity building workshops well planned
  • Resource mobilization networks established
  • Trainings on leadership not well spelt out in the IP implementation document
  • External market linkages not yet established

Innovation Platform Members