This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Principally based on Projects R6282, R7431 and R7855. New tools have
been developed and tested in Bolivia, Tanzania, Kenya and India to help
smallholder dairy farmers manage their animals better and greatly boost
the amount of milk they produce. The improved breeds of cattle now
available can produce up to 25 litres of milk per day, but many are
producing similar amounts to local breeds simply because of poor
management. To overcome this, researchers have produced software like
the dairy rationing system for the tropics (DRASTIC), which trained
users can use to predict what effect a particular mix of feeds will have
on milk production. Another tool is Talking Pictures-Dairy (TP-D) which
can be used to generate pictorial guides that local producers can easily
understand and relate to.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (16 pp.) taken from the CD.
LPP02, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 136.