Milk Producer Group
Resource Book
a practical guide to assist milk producer groups

by Jurjen Draaijer


Table of Contents

Reprinted 2004

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Introducing the book

How to use this book?

Chapter 1. Read this first!

1.1. Why form milk producer groups?
1.2. International Cooperative Alliance group principles
1.3. Enabling environment

Chapter 2. Forming groups

2.1. Forming groups step by step
2.2. Leadership and elections what is “leadership”?
2.3. Keeping records
2.4. Calling meetings
2.5. Planning of activities

Chapter 3. Developing groups

3.1. Staff recruitment
3.2. Group motivation
3.3. Conflicts
3.4. Developing links with other organizations
3.5. Milk producer group associations

Chapter 4. Milk collection, processing and marketing

4.1. Milk collection and transport

4.1.1. Milk collection
4.1.2. Hygienic milk collection
4.1.3. Milk collection records
4.1.4. Milk preservation
4.1.5. Milk transport

4.2. Milk testing and payment systems

4.2.1. Milk sampling
4.2.2. Milk testing
4.2.3. Milk payment systems

4.3. Milk processing
4.4. Milk and milk product marketing

Chapter 5. Other group activities

5.1. Input supply services
5.2. Financial services
5.3. Information and advice services
5.4. Animal breeding services
5.5. Animal health care services
5.6. Other activities

Chapter 6. Participatory tools

6.1. What is participation?
6.2. Milk production map
6.3. Dairy institutional diagram
6.4. Semi-structured interviewing
6.5. Brainstorming and ranking introduction
6.6. Group assessment checklist
6.7. SWOT analysis
6.8. Collaboration matrix

Information sources and references

Glossary and index