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Program Objectives

Program Objectives   The Maziwa Zaidi (MZ) research for development (R4D) program in Tanzania has been implemented since 2012. MZ is implemented under the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Livestock (formerly Livestock and Fish) with International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) as the CGIAR centers involved. The program…

Constraints

Value chain assessments and household surveys were carried out to identify the following main constraints: lack of economies of scale in milk marketing because volumes produced by smallholders are small; inability to access capital to invest in inputs or basic services, let alone to improve productivity; absence of a mechanism to source milk from small…

Interventions Testing

MZ has since 2012 tested various interventions focusing on selected pilot sites in Tanga and Morogoro regions. The interventions mainly involved a) market linkages to overcome market barriers using dairy market hubs for improved access to bundled input and services, and to leverage technology interventions; b) innovation platforms/alliances at community and national levels for co-learning,…

Theory of Change

A Theory of Change that documents short and medium term changes required towards the  transformation of the smallholder  dairy value chain, and the why and how and what needs to be monitored towards the change was developed. A critical reflection conducted with partners in 2016 to monitor changes that have taken place around six change…