|Type of Project||Institutional capacity building project|
|Keyword||Dairy production; genetic evaluations|
|Location||Ethiopia; Tanzania, United Republic of|
|Budget||7 716 708|
|Main Funder||Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation|
|Coordinator||International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)|
|Project Web Site||https://africadgg.wordpress.com/|
ADGG : African Dairy Genetic Gains
The vision of ADGG is to see African smallholder dairy farmers continuously accessing more productive dairy genetics, breeding and farmer education services and other related input services enabling their farming enterprises to be profitable and competitive businesses.
The program has three main objectives:
Objective 1. Establishing performance recording and sampling systems in Tanzania and Ethiopia.
Objective 2. Piloting farmer-feedback systems that assist farmers to improve their productivity.
Objective 3. Using the information and samples to develop systems to select cross-bred bulls and cows of superior genetic merit for AI and natural mating.
ADGG’s overall goal is to create working dairy genetic systems based on public-private partnerships that have a clear route to long-term sustainability. The program builds on the previous work to establish national Dairy Performance Recording Centers (DPRC) and digital data capture and farmer-feedback systems and platforms in Ethiopia and Tanzania.