Kenya Market-led Dairy Programme Phase II (KMDP-II)

 
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SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) is an international not-for-profit development organisation that provides capacity development services to nearly 2,500 organisations in over 36 countries worldwide. In agriculture, SNV engages with stakeholders at different levels in agricultural value chains with the objective to support sector development and competitiveness, and the inclusion of small and medium-sized farmers and SMEs.
In Kenya, SNV focuses on horticulture, extensive livestock and dairy. It also runs programmes in water & sanitation and renewable energy. In the dairy sector SNV Kenya is implementing the Kenya Market-led Dairy Programme (KMDP).

The Kenya Market-led Dairy Programme Phase (KMDP) is funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Phase I of the programme (KMDP-I) started 1st July 2012 and ends 31st December 2016. Phase II (KMDP-II) runs from 1st October 2016 till 1st July 2019. The period October-December 2016 is a transition phase. The overall goal of KMDP-I and II is to contribute to the development of a competitive, market-driven and private sector-led Kenyan dairy sector, with beneficiaries across the value chain. Enhanced competitiveness is defined as being the result of the combination of cost price of raw milk (productivity), efficient milk collection, processing and marketing, quality of milk and dairy products, and level playing field and effective competition in the market.

The project contributes to an improved business and investment climate of the Kenyan dairy sector. It promotes and facilitates business-led networks and collaborations between Kenyan and Dutch dairy sector stakeholders for enhanced trade, exchange of knowledge, skills development and innovation. The Dutch dairy sector has valuable knowledge and technology to offer, provided these are adapted to local needs and are affordable. The transitioning from aid to trade relations in the dairy sector, is used by the project as a strategy for increased sector growth and competitiveness, and for achieving food security and food safety.

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