Regional integrated agricultural development project in the great lakes (PRDAIGL)

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The project aims to improve the productivity and marketing of milk and dairy products in Burundi.

Objectives

Facilitate access to modern animal husbandry techniques in epidemiological surveillance, disease control, artificial insemination and livestock feeding to improve dairy production.

Activities 

  • Technical support for the purchase and distribution of 3,000 dairy cattle
  • Support veterinary services in the fight against animal diseases and development of contingency plans
  • Train Community-Based Animal Health Workers (CAHWs) in the project's 5 intervention provinces (Cibitoke, Bubanza, Bujumbura, Rumonge and Makamba)
  • Support the Ministry in charge of livestock in carrying out and monitoring vaccination campaigns against nodular dermatosis, foot-and-mouth disease and priority contagious cross-border diseases
  • Provide health monitoring of dairy cows (to fight against bovine brucellosis, tuberculosis, deworming, etc.)
  • Improve animal feed and nutrition (provide improved forage seeds, forage cropping techniques, forage marketing, forage conservation and quality improvement techniques, etc.)
  • Improve herd genetics through artificial insemination and other appropriate techniques
  • Provide technical assistance for the design and technical specifications of infrastructure and equipment for milk collection centres (MCCs) and milk grouping centres.
  • Conduct a study on the dairy value chain
  • Organize training for milk value chain operators
  • Train and strengthen the capabilities of researchers and technical services officers
  • Assess and strengthen the capacities of laboratories
  • Provide support for MSc students in the dairy sector
  • Set up regional livestock programmes

Expected outcomes 

  • A study report on dairy production and consumption is provided
  • 75 ACSAs trained
  • ACSA network formed and operational in relation to national veterinary services
  • Improved access to enhanced animal health care
  • Supported vaccination campaigns (nodular dermatosis, foot-and-mouth disease and other contagious diseases)
  • At least 6,000 herders, 35% of whom are women, apply improved livestock techniques (hygiene and habitat, nutrition, pasture management, etc.)
  • Animal feed guides promoted with at least 6,000 breeders
  • At least 2 forage conservation techniques developed and promoted
  • Distributed and purchased 3,000 improved cattle
  • Inseminated at least 6,000 cows artificially
  • Trained at least 50 researchers and technical services officers
  • A report on the state of play on the processing of milk produced
  • At least 25 milk collection centres and 5 grouping centres built and equipped
  • 6 MSC level students trained
  • At least 3 programmes set up to strengthen regional integration in the dairy sector