Project contact person:

Karen Marshall, Senior Scientist ILRI, kmarshall@cgiar.org

Project funder:

Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the FoodAfrica project & the Livestock and Fish CRP

Project partners:

The key project partners are:
The International Livstock Research Institute(ILRI)
the Interstate School of Veterinary Science and Medicien of Dakar (EISMV)
The University of Helsinki (HU)
The Natural Resources Institute of Finland (LUKE)

Project objectives:

The objective of this work-package is to identify and promote utilization of the most appropriate dairy breed / cross-breed types for more productive and profitable dairy enterprises in selected production systems in Senegal. The sub-objectives are:
  • Farmers and other stakeholders made aware of the most appropriate dairy breed / cross-breed types for selected dairy production systems in Senegal.
  • The germplasm value chain of selected dairy production systems in Senegal, and related policies, characterized and used to inform the development of a strategy for strengthened dairy germplasm production and delivery systems
  • Local human, institutional and organizational capacity on assessing and promoting different breeds / cross-breeds of livestock for small to medium input production systems in developing countries enhanced.

Project outputs:


Cumulative list of project outputs:



NEW: MODEL FOR DETERMINING PROFITABILITY AND COST:BENEFIT OF HOUSEHOLD DAIRY CATTLE KEEPING IN SENEGAL




1. Profit and cost:benefit of keeping different breed-types of dairy animals

1a. Survey tools


Recruitment survey



Farmer consent forms






Baseline survey - household head







Baseline survey - adult female





Longitudinal survey - first round













Longitudinal survey - subsequent rounds








Farmer recording sheets



Transhumant survey






Willingness to pay survey


















2. Characterisation of the dairy germplasm production and delivery system, and associated policies

2a. Policy reports






2b. Value chain reports



3. Capacity building

3a. List of project students



3b. Training