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

The Kenya Market-led Dairy Programme (KMDP) is implemented by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its overall goal is to contribute to improved competitiveness of the Kenya dairy sector and an improved business and investment climate.

KMDP-II Intervention Areas:

Practical Skills and Farm Management

Feed and Fodder

Milk Quality

Functional Dairy Value Chains

International Linkages

About KMDP

KMDP Phase-I started 1st of July 2012 and ended 31st of December 2016. Phase-II of KMDP runs from 1st of October 2016 until 1st of July 2019.

KMDP works across the dairy value chain with smallholder dairy entrepreneurs, medium and large scale farmers, dairy cooperatives and farmer organisations, milk processors input suppliers and service providers, including for dairy training and advisory, industry associations and policy and regulatory bodies (e.g. Kenya Dairy Processors Association, Kenya Dairy Board and the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries).

The overall goal of KMDP 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.

Most Downloaded Publications

Modular Cow Barn Design Hand Book for Smallholder Dairy Entrepreneurs

Author(s): Fieten LTD/Perfometer/Vetvice
Date Published: 2016
Type: Manual
Downloads: 24895

Lessons From Holland Trip

Author(s): David Maina/Stanely Koech
Date Published: 2014
Type: Presentation
Downloads: 12318

KMDP-I Project Overview

Author(s): SNV Kenya
Date Published: 2015
Type: Flier / Brochure
Downloads: 7577

Modular Cow House Handbook

Author(s): Vetvice/The Friesian
Date Published: 2015
Downloads: 6152

Study Tour Netherlands 2013

Author(s): A. Jansen, D. Maina & P. Mudavadi
Date Published: 2013
Type: Report
Downloads: 4348

KMDP-II Intervention Areas:

Practical Skills and Farm Management

Feed and Fodder

Milk Quality

Functional Dairy Value Chains

International Linkages