Climate-Smart Dairy in Africa

Solidaridad has developed a unique value chain approach to professionalize the dairy industry in Africa and avoid rising carbon emissions as a result of increasing dairy production. The business case for dairy farmers has been calculated in a recent feasibility study in Ethiopia and is currently being implemented in Tanzania.

This approach enables dairy farmers in Africa to move on from subsistence farming to professional dairy businesses, while using climate-smart production methods. Dairy farmers can mitigate climate change — emissions will be halved compared to the business-as-usual scenario — as well as become an attractive partner for impact investors. Commercial dairy hubs are a key enabler in this concept, providing services and milk collection facilities to farmers.


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    Jan Maarten Dros

    International Programme Coordinator, Palm Oil

    't Goylaan 15, 3525 AA Utrecht, The Netherlands