Principal investigator (PI) and lead institution
Dr. Emily Ouma, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Co-PI and collaborator institutions
Increasing the quality, marketing, and consumption of ASF, including milk, is an important research for development priority for Rwanda. Rwanda’s dairy industry is recognized by the GoR as a strategic sector that can improve incomes and nutrition of poor households. The aim of the project is to contribute to efforts aimed at enhancing the quality and consumption of milk for improved income and nutrition in Rwanda. The proposed project draws upon the work and lessons of a previous GoR program, the One Cow per Poor Family (Girinka) program, and an ongoing USAID Feed the Future funded program - Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness Program (RDCP II).
Specific research objectives include the following:
Knowledge gained during the study will be disseminated using a variety of strategies, including stakeholder meetings, dairy cooperative meetings, and through publications and international conferences.
October 2020 research update OUMA VGM (Virtual General Meeting)
Photo credit: E. Ouma
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems (click for Home page)
This work was funded in whole or part by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Food Security under Agreement # AID-OAA-L-15-00003 as part of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems. Additional funding was received from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here are those of the authors alone.