Investigating the potential of the (peri-)urban dairy chain for sustainable intensification of smallholder dairy farming in the Tigray zone of northern Ethiopia.

01 October 2015 → 01 October 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
    • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
inclusive business models Dairy chain sustainable intensification Ethiopia
Project description

The smallholder dairy sector in the peri-urban areas of the Tigray zone has not yet developed to its potential while demand is not met by local supply. This PhD study will focus on how inclusive business models in trade contracts and cooperative systems could enhance access of cattle holders to both feed supply and outlet markets and create a conducive production environment.