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Small-scale Dairy Production Could Boost Milk Output

06 August 2019

ZIMBABWE - Supporting smallholder dairy farmers with information and knowledge could help make their production systems more competitive, helping to reduce poverty, raise nutrition levels and improve the livelihoods of rural people across the country.

In addition to this, if smallholder dairy farmers are empowered with knowledge, they can easily grow their beef and dairy herds and contribute to increasing the country’s milk output.

“There is a tendency to under-value information and knowledge in our work as smallholder dairy farmers,” says Fransisca Paramu, a dairy farmer in the Umsungwe farming block in Gweru.

“Initially I was sceptical when I first met the Feed the Future Zimbabwe Livestock Development Programme team. They told me about the beef-dairy model which they wanted me to try so that I could improve my herd and milk output.

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Source: The Herald

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