Logo

US grant to support Zambian dairy farming sector

A US government organisation has awarded a K730mn (US$150,857) grant to the Mongu Dairy Cooperative Society (MODACO) and the Zambia Agribusiness Technical Assistance Centre (ZATAC) to help Zambian dairy farmers increase their milk production

Cows diary Zambia milkThe USADF’s grant will go towards increasing milk production in Zambia. (Image source: Melanie Kuipers/sxc.hu)

The grant, provided by the United States Development Foundation (USADF), will also be used to strengthen disease prevention and control through the purchase and installation of spray races, as well as improve produce collection.

According to the Times of Zambia, the grant would help Zambian dairy farmers and cooperative members procure dairy animals, and increase MODACO’s capacity to produce and sell milk.

ZATAC chief executive officer Likando Mukumbuta said, “USADF is providing [the funds] to MODACO for them to expand its dairy business and the target areas for this investment will include Mongu, Sefula, Limulunga and Lealui.

“MODACO will procure and install an additional 15,500 litres cooling tank to be located in Lealui to maintain the quality of milk and prevent losses resulting from milk spoiling, and also to install a backup generator,” he added.

MODACO board chairperson Muyongo Muyongo noted that the recent introduction of exotic dairy breeds would help increase milk production in parts of the country, which would help increase job opportunities for local youths and women, as well as increase income for farmers. 


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

Zimbabwe launches ‘cattle bank’ scheme

Zimbabwe launches ‘cattle bank’ scheme

Zimbabwe’s TN Bank has announced it has begun accepting cattle as collateral for cash loans

Boosting cattle fertility in Rwanda

Boosting cattle fertility in Rwanda

Cattle breeders across Rwanda are being urged to use a new protocol of bovine oestrus synchronisation to improve cattle fertility

DSM unveils intelligent sustainability service to improve profitability of animal protein production

DSM unveils intelligent sustainability s…

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable Living, has launched Sustell - a first-of-its-kind intelligent sustainability service that delivers accurate, simple, and actionable farm-level solutions...

Clinton reveals US$46 million plan to boost Malawi agriculture

Clinton reveals US$46 million plan to bo…

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has announced US plans to inject US$46mn into the Malawi agriculture sector in order to improve its self-sufficiency over the following three years

Kenyan farmers urged to adopt scientific methods to improve livestock yields

Kenyan farmers urged to adopt scientific…

Livestock experts have encouraged Kenyan farmers to implement scientific methods in the management of animal breeding in the country to improve animal health and production

Zimbabwe unveils national integrated ticks and tick-borne disease control strategy

Zimbabwe unveils national integrated tic…

The Government of Zimbabwe through the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS), with support from Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Union (EU) has launched a ten year integrated...

Starbucks funding for Tanzanian dairy project

Starbucks funding for Tanzanian dairy pr…

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

South Africa distributes vaccines in districts to fight livestock diseases

South Africa distributes vaccines in dis…

The government of South Africa has delivered 356,000 doses of foot and mouth disease (FMD) vaccines in its southern province districts

Nigerian agri-tech Farmcrowdy acquires Best Foods L&P Ltd

Nigerian agri-tech Farmcrowdy acquires B…

Nigeria’s digital agricultural platform Farmcrowdy has acquired Best Foods (L&P) Limited to provide wider livestock production and processing solutions

A quick guide to beef genetics

A quick guide to beef genetics

Darrh Bullock from the University of Kentucky gives a brief introduction to genetics in the cattle industry

Ethiopian Sheep adapt changes in rainfall

Ethiopian Sheep adapt changes in rainfal…

The study led by the Roslin Institute and Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH), analysed the DNA of indigenous sheep living in different parts of Ethiopia

Namibian farmers urged to invest in the selection of heifers

Namibian farmers urged to invest in the …

Dr Dietmar Holm of the University of Pretoria has advised Namibian farmers to invest in the management and selection of heifers in order to benefit the herd in future

Prev Next

Template Design © Joomla Templates | GavickPro. All rights reserved.