The project supports existing structures of the model village established by Nestlé. It works together with cooperatives and farmers to better understand and cover their needs. The first step involves depicting the dairy milk value chain in a map, in order to identify the various actors and their roles, in addition to understanding their interrelations. Based on this information, a more sustainable and inclusive business model can be developed.
Thus, dairy businesses can improve their production and minimise their costs. In field schools where the project is coordinated, dairy businesses learn more about best practices in hygiene, feed, and animal husbandry. On top of this, the project makes sure to include young men and women as active participants in the model village. It does so by providing training that helps them to implement their business ideas into action.
Swisscontact collaborates with local partners to ensure that many dairy farmers, young men and women are given high-quality training.
This project is financed by Nestlé, among other donors. As part of the Swisscontact Development Programme, it is co-financed by SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA).