Africa / Animal Products / Dairying / Livestock / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Plan launched to increase incomes for Tanzanian dairy farmers

Land O’Lakes International Development has launched a new $8 million, three-year USDA-funded dairy development programme in the country that is expected to directly improve incomes and strengthen food security for nearly 18,000 farmers and agricultural input and service providers. The programme, to be funded by the USAID, will also indirectly benefit an additional 87,000 family … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Production / Dairying / Insurance / Livelihoods / Livestock / Malawi / Southern Africa

Livestock insurance for milk farmers in Malawi

Insuring livestock against risks and uncertainties is the only way that will boost Malawi’s dairy farming. Nico General Insurance, Marketing Manager Mr. Harry Mhone said this Tuesday when Land O’Lakes handed over a milk cooling tank for farmers in Mzuzu. The beneficiaries, Kapacha Milk Bulking Group, will use the tank to store milk before and … Continue reading

Agriculture / Food Security / Livestock Systems / Women

Women in agriculture: Land O’Lakes looks at the opportunities

There is a joke circulating among development agencies in Uganda that updates the ‘give a man a fish’ slogan: “Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll feed himself forever. Teach a woman to fish, and she’ll feed herself, her family, her neighbors and her … Continue reading