A lead farmer supplying milk to Slopes Dairy Cooperative have dogged a dam to trap water when the El nino rains come. Joseph Wanjohi will use the water in the dry season to irrigate Lucerne when the dry season comes. After attending several trainings organised by SNV through KMDP, Mr. Wajohi planted Lucerne for his cows and realised increased production and reduced costs as it substituted use of Dairy Meal by half. Mr. Wanjohi now uses his farm for training other farmers.
Slopes Dairy Cooperative is among the 18 cooperatives supported by SNV through KMDP. SNV supports dairy cooperatives in Central, North Rift and Meru to increase their efficiency and milk production by adopting innovative models in training and extension among other interventions.