KMDP works in milk sheds across Kenya with milk processors and CBEs, willing to develop more inclusive business models. KMDP’s support to milk Collection and Bulking Enterprises (CBEs) is embedded on training & extension models, with emphasis on fodder preservation and/or commercial fodder supply chains.
KMDP supports a number of decentralized private operated Practical Dairy Training Centres (PDTCs) close to the farmer. These PDTCs are commercial dairy farms that have gone into training, mainly for smallholders. KMDP also supports the transitioning of DTI towards attainment of autonomy from government
KMDP’s fodder intervention aims to increase year-round access to good quality fodder on-farm (smallholders and MSFs) and from Commercial Fodder Producers (CFPs). This includes support on fodder-management, introducing new seed varieties and piloting innovative technologies and business concepts for marketing of preserved fodders.
KMDP's support to Medium Scale Farmers is focused on organisation of MSFs in study groups, training on Total Farm Management (i.e. fodder management, cow house design and record keeping ), and facilitating linkages with credible local and international input suppliers, service providers, international knowledge platforms and investors.
To adress the issue of low quality of raw milk, KMDP through its Innovation Funds facilitate processors to pilot a Quality Based Milk Payment System. In 2014 KMDP assisted Happy Cow Ltd. in Nakuru with the preparation of a proposal for implementation of such a pilot and was able to leverage co-funding for this 2 year project from EKN.
KMDP facilitates international companies that wish to contribute in a professional and credible way to the Kenya dairy sector. KMDP also assists local dairy stakeholders who wish to link up with international input suppliers and service providers, or who want to organize a study tour overseas for exposure and learning.