Following the successful completion of the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD Phase I) project implemented in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, ILRI and partners secured further funding to upscale to Phase II of the project. Phase II builds specifically on the application of lessons-learned around phase I with a focus is on the 'learning' component in the proposed Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) framework. It is implemented in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
It seeks to enable smallholder dairy farmers increase their dairy productivity and income through the dairy hub approach and is also expected to achieve replication of the approach through private sector and government investments.
The project is led by ILRI long term partner, Heifer International. In collaboration with other partners ILRI contributed to dairy hubs site selection and supports Heifer International in measuring outcomes and performance in production increase, technology change, and dairy income at farmer level.