Improvement of dairy production to satisfy the growing consumer demand in Sub-Saharan Africa - A conceptual framework for research

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Market-Oriented Smallholder Dairying Research - Working Document 1

B. Rey
W. Thorpe
J. Smith
B. Shapiro
P. Osuji
G. Mullins
K. Agyemang


International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA)
P.O. Box 5689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Publication in this working document series includes methodologies for, as well as preliminary results of, market-oriented smallholder dairying research conducted by ILCA scientists and associates. This series is published informally to enable early dissemination of research outputs. It has not been prepared in accordance with the formal publication procedure of ILCA. Comments are welcome.

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The dairy-system concept



Factors influencing development of market-oriented smallholder dairying in SSA
Factors affecting farm productivity in dairying

List of phases

Phase 1. Typification of dairy systems
Phase 2. Characterization of a specific dairy system.
Phase 3. Seeking ways to enhance the development of specific dairy systems
Phase 4. Cross-site synthesis

Integration/articulation of phases