Assessing and managing intensification in smallholder dairy systems for food and nutrition security in Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper uses examples from Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia

Abstract

Smallholder farmers play an important part in the dairy value chain in Sub-Saharan Africa. 3 technological approaches have been used to improve productivity. These are through, applying agricultural ecological processes (ecological intensification), utilising modern livestock breeding (genetic intensification), and socio-economic intensification.

This paper uses examples from Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia, to review the management and assessment approaches used in fostering smallholder dairy development strategies and dairy’s contribution to sustainable livelihoods in the face of intensification.

This is an output from ‘Assessing the Contribution of the Dairy Sector to Economic Growth and Food Security in Malawi’ project

Citation

Chagunda, M.G.G., Mwangwela, A., Mumba, C. et al. (2016) Assessing and managing intensification in smallholder dairy systems for food and nutrition security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Regional Environmental Change (2016) 16: 2257. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-015-0829-7

Assessing and managing intensification in smallholder dairy systems for food and nutrition security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published 31 December 2016