The milkIT (enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation) project aimed to contribute to improved dairy-derived livelihoods in India and Tanzania via intensification of smallholder production focusing on enhancement of feeds and feeding using innovation and value chain approaches.
Financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the project was organized around three sets of interventions:
- Diagnostic activities designed to help target interventions to real issues and constraints at community level
- Delivery of solutions – technical as well as institutional, to address challenges and needs
- Preparing for scale – engaging with other institutions, building partnerships and promoting wider uptake of the solutions and the approaches employed in the project
. . . all devised and delivered through innovation platforms at different scales.
Multi-stakeholder innovation platforms were set up at different levels as part of the project, resulting in more milk sales, more interactions and better linkages among different value chain actors in India, and, in Tanzania, access to a larger variety of better feeds.
This video explains how the milkIT project worked with innovation platforms in India and Tanzania: