twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

Starbucks funding for Tanzanian dairy project

The Starbucks Foundation has awarded US$750,000 to a Tanzanian project to provide cows to coffee farmers

Starbucks funding for Tanzanian dairy project Heifer International say farmers will be trained in dairy management and cattle husbandry. (Image source: Gates Foundation/Flickr)

Part-funded by Irish Aid and implemented by the Heifer International in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the aim of the Maziwa Zaidi project is to help coffee farmers to diversify their income and provide better nutrition for their families.

The funding will be used to provide 5,000 smallholder farmers in the Tanga and Morogoro regions with dairy heifers and bulls, allowing them to produce milk and breed more cattle.

Heifer International said the farmers will also receive training in dairy management and cattle husbandry, while a milk collection centre will also be developed to give larger dairy processors easy access to farmers’ milk.

Pierre Ferrari, Heifer International’s president and chief executive, said, “By introducing higher and steadier income levels from dairy, coffee farmers will actually have increased capital to invest in physical inputs and new technology to increase coffee production.”

The project is also expected to improve access to water and sanitation as well as increasing use of alternative sources of renewable energy.


LATEST NEWS IN Cattle

Intracare launches the world’s most eco-friendly hoof bandage

Intracare launches the world’s most eco-…

Intracare, developer and supplier of products for veterinary health and nutrition, has come up with the world’s most eco-friendly hoof bandage, which will be available worldwide

Nutreco receives grant to provide sustainable feed solutions for small-scale producers

Nutreco receives grant to provide sustai…

Nutreco, a global animal nutrition leader, has received a US$4.8mn grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the implementation of localised, sustainable complete feed production in sub-Saharan...

Volatility: challenges in animal feeding

Volatility: challenges in animal feeding

As price volatility propels the use of alternative feed ingredients, Adisseo's team discusses how the quality of diets and the performance of animals can be maintained in such situations

Tackling transboundary animal diseases in Zimbabwe

Tackling transboundary animal diseases i…

To curb high impact transboundary animal diseases in Zimbabwe, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development launched the animal health...

Nuclear techniques help Zambia ensure safety in animal food products

Nuclear techniques help Zambia ensure sa…

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) are working with Zambian experts to address drug resistant microbes as well as food contamination in meat...

Evonik publishes first edition of animal diet

Evonik publishes first edition of animal…

Evonik, a German-based specialty chemicals company has published the first edition of the MetAMINO ATLAS displaying the results of 15 performance trials investigating the relative bioavailability of supplementary methionine sources...

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Cattle

Gates Foundation awards US$8 million grant to East Africa dairy project

Gates Foundation awards US$8 million gra…

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded Heifer International an US$8 million grant to support its East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project

Tackling transboundary animal diseases in Zimbabwe

Tackling transboundary animal diseases i…

To curb high impact transboundary animal diseases in Zimbabwe, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development launched the animal health...

Drought fears prompt drop in Tanzania beef price

Drought fears prompt drop in Tanzania be…

Wholesale beef prices have dropped by around 20 per cent in Tanzania, following poor rainfall in 2015

Balancing the amino acid needs of dairy with Mepron®

Balancing the amino acid needs of dairy …

Mepron® is a concentrated, time-based release mini-pellet that features a solid core of DL-methionine from the speciality chemicals company Evonik Industries

Namibia sees a rise in cattle export

Namibia sees a rise in cattle export

A total of 315,198 cattle were exported from Namibia in 2017, as compared to 164 220 in 2016, said Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun, board chairperson of Meatco

UNMISS hosts conference to end cattle raids

UNMISS hosts conference to end cattle ra…

A two-day conference to end cattle raids in the states of Northern Liech, Twic and Gogrial concluded at Mankein last week

New cattle buying plan for Zimbabwe farmers

New cattle buying plan for Zimbabwe farm…

A cattle buying scheme, introduced for Zimbabwe farmers, will help them purchase the animals through monthly instalments

African beef on the dinner table

African beef on the dinner table

Danida scientists answer the question 'Why isn't there more quality African beef on the market?'

Abu Dhabi to host EuroTier Fair 2019

Abu Dhabi to host EuroTier Fair 2019

The EuroTier Middle East will take place from 2-4 September 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi

Namibian puppies to protect Tanzanian livestock from danger

Namibian puppies to protect Tanzanian li…

The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) has supplied four puppies from its Livestock Guarding Dog (LGD) programme to the Ruaha Carnivore project in Tanzania

Prev Next