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An overview of the Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain project in Bangladesh, delivered at the Market Engagement and Learning Event, September 2012.

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  • 1. Project overview Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain Project 1 Market Engagement Learning Event, September, 2012

2. Organogram Team Leader Manager-TechnicalProject ManagerProject Manager-2Marketing & Coordinator Manager FinanceCommunicatiM&EGender PSO- 2on &TO (M&E)Training Administrative Officer Project Officer- 6 M&E support officer Field Facilitators-30Manager Access to Inputs Manager DFT FieldPO-AI- 2 Project Officer PDO- Facilitators(FL) Livestock(6)Field Facilitators(AI)- 22 3. Geography3 4. Target Dairying Households Hamida Begum ismarried, has threechildren, works as a daylaborer and tends herfamilys two cows Average Household: Very poor Functionally landless $25 monthly income 1-3 cows Over 80% of SDVC farmers4are women 5. Context and Challenges Part of a large agro economy/ agro residue based Smallholder farmers account for majority of nationalproduction, but rely on subsistence methods 30% of national milk demand met by imported powderedmilk Limited access to productivity enhancing inputs andmarkets Collectors and collection systems reduce trust and milkquality Gender norms Lack of a supportive policy environment5 6. Theory of Change, Value Chain Enhancement6 7. Bangladesh Dairy Value Chain 7 8. Producer groups 36,400 (82% women) farmers into 1280 groups 3425 farmer leaders (71% women) >80 % group graduated as A category 8 9. Farmer Production and IncomeAverage HouseholdsMore than 50 percent increase in average household-levelmilk production97 percent increase in milk sales income for participatingfarmers.In many cases, increase in milk productivity at household-level is actually as high as 65 percent and increase in incomeas high as 140 percent - which demonstrates what is possiblegiven the right conditions46 percent increase in household-level milk consumption.9 10. HH Profit-Loss Statement (Sep2011)PL Indicators Baseline Latest% Change(Aug2008)(Aug2011)HH Income per Annum $109$144 32%HH Expenditure per Annum$71 $767%HH Net Income per annum $38 $6776% Income=Milk sales + Calf + Cow-dung Expenditure =Feed + Treatment+ De-worming + Vaccination Expenditure is calculated based on In-milk cow population 10 11. Bangladesh Dairy Value Chain 11 12. Actors and Service Providers 13. Access to inputs 150 shops (42 women) reaching 30,000 farmers. Consistentsales growth of up to 10 percent month-on-month for at least48 Dairy Input Shops. 201 LHWs doubled their income (21 percent women) 56 AI worker trained and linked (5 women)13 14. Branded Dairy input shop outlet14 15. Bangladesh Dairy Value Chain 15 16. Value Chain Transaction TransparencyChallenges Lack of transparencyacross the dairy sectorin formal sectorpurchasing practices Collectors and collectionpractices Disincentive for qualitymilk production 16 17. Impact on Milk Supply Chain 90% of the participating farmers are receiving 20 percenthigher prices 40 % increase in milk collection for 75 percent of thecollectors Significant improvement in milk quality for processors17 18. SummaryOn-the-ground accomplishments in:1. Established high-performance producer groups;2. Trained and established commercially viable Livestock Health Workers (LHW)s and Artificial Insemination (AI) Technicians3. Establishing an innovative network of rural dairy input supply shops through a branded micro-franchise network4. Introduced digital milk fat-testing (DFT) capabilities at community collection points and chilling plants while influencing fundamental practices how milk is bought in the community collection points and chilling plants5. Simultaneous increase in productivity and household 18 consumption of milk 19. Thank You19