Welcome to the third newsletter of 2023 by NEADAP, tailored specifically to the thriving community of dairy professionals in East Africa. Our goal is to keep you informed about the ongoing initiatives of NEADAP and provide valuable insights. In this issue, we delve into topics such as dairy value addition for livelihood improvement, the use of silage as a solution to feed shortage for Ethiopian farmers, and transforming manure management in southwestern Uganda. We also introduce you to Dr Catherine Kilelu, the solution lead for NEADAP's Quality-Based Milk Payment System. Additionally, we bring you exciting news from our dairy partners, including insights on the Laikipia, Isiolo, Samburu Transforming the Environment Through Nexus (LISTEN) Projects increasing animal production through fodder and pasture learnings, the upcoming Celebration of World Milk Day and Launching of International Dairy Federation (IDF)-National Committee for Rwanda event, and the planned NL pavilions at Ethiopia's largest livestock exhibition, ALEC-2023. We hope you find this newsletter both informative and enjoyable to read.
Regional coordinator East Africa NEADAP