GROUP EXERCISE
What data would different value chain agents need to be able to monitor the extent to which they are contributing to the project’s goal?
Type of data needed
Use of the data
Can data be collected without external assistance?
If not, from whom can assistance be sought?
Farmers/Farmer organizations
Cow productivity
To demand for new solutions, i.e., seek for alternative inputs e.g. improved cattle breeds; estimate production costs and determine (break-even) milk price
Yes

Forage yield
Determine appropriate forage materials and level of supplementation; estimate amount of land needed
Yes

Feed quality
Feed rationing; determine cost of feed and milk price
No
Research institutions to collect data on nutrition values
Milk market outlets
Plan for marketing of milk
No
BDS providers
Milk quality standards
Understand proper milk handling procedures to improve marketability of milk
No
Food scientists to undertake milk quality testing
Location of input providers
Improve access to inputs and services


Traders and processors
Location of farmers
Targeting service delivery
Yes

Farm production capacity and practices
Targeting service delivery
Yes

Farmers’ knowledge base
Determine level of service delivery
No
R&D organizations
Service needed
Determine nature of services to be delivered
Yes

Farmers’ capacity to effectively demand for services
Determine financial arrangements for payment for services
No
R&D organizations
Consumer preferences and willingness to pay for product attributes
Determine the level of product differentiation
Yes

Quality control
Quality assurance
No
Government agencies e.g. TDB
Consumer response to changes in prices
Determine the cost drivers
No
R&D organizations
Central and local governments
Milk production scenarios
Predict surpluses and shortages
No
Research organizations
Training needs of extension workers
Develop capacity of extension workers
No
Research organizations
Disease incidence
Determine impact on milk production
No
Research organizations
Cost of disease control
Determining control options
Yes

Production by different breeds
Designing program programme
No
Research organizations
Milk processing capacity
Determine optimal level of investment and investment incentives
No
Research and private sector organizations
MLE Researchers
Milk production
Monitor productivity changes
Yes

Milk prices, quantity & costs of inputs, cost of services
Evaluate performance & importance of dairy enterprise (dairy profit margins & income)
Yes

No. & characterization (gender perspective) of people employed at VC levels - farm, BDS etc.
Evaluate the role of dairy in employment creation
Yes

Policy environment (Legislative information)
Evaluate effects of policy on dairy performance
Yes

Number (by gender) of farmers adopting technology
Monitor adoption rates
Yes

Enterprise management practices
Monitor improvements in enterprise management
Yes

Group establishment, dynamics & management
Evaluate governance capacity/needs
Yes

Use of hubs/BDS – traders, SPs etc.
To monitor development & use of linkages
Yes

Development partners
Baseline data on target parameters
Clearly define target groups
No
Research organizations
Locally available technologies
Determine technology needs for animal health, breeding, milk handling, etc.
No
Research organizations
Factors influencing technology adoption
Determine intervention strategies
No
Research organizations
Input and Service providers
Profile of potential clients including their purchasing power
Determine client needs
Yes

Profile of competitors
Determine business strategy, i.e., marketing strategy including price setting
Yes

Potential business partnerships including those with suppliers
Determine complementary business linkages; plan procurement of goods and services
Yes

Quality of inputs
Meet the quality needs of clients
No
Quality assurance and control bodies (e.g. TFDA, TBS), Research organizations

GROUP EXERCISE

What data would different value chain agents need to be able to monitor the extent to which they are contributing to the project’s goal?
Type of data needed
Use of the data
Can data be collected without external assistance?
If not, from whom can assistance be sought?
Farmers/Farmer organizations
Cow productivity
To demand for new solutions, i.e., seek for alternative inputs e.g. improved cattle breeds; estimate production costs and determine (break-even) milk price
Yes

Forage yield
Determine appropriate forage materials and level of supplementation; estimate amount of land needed
Yes

Feed quality
Feed rationing; determine cost of feed and milk price
No
Research institutions to collect data on nutrition values
Milk market outlets
Plan for marketing of milk
No
BDS providers
Milk quality standards
Understand proper milk handling procedures to improve marketability of milk
No
Food scientists to undertake milk quality testing
Location of input providers
Improve access to inputs and services


Traders and processors
Location of farmers
Targeting service delivery
Yes

Farm production capacity and practices
Targeting service delivery
Yes

Farmers’ knowledge base
Determine level of service delivery
No
R&D organizations
Service needed
Determine nature of services to be delivered
Yes

Farmers’ capacity to effectively demand for services
Determine financial arrangements for payment for services
No
R&D organizations
Consumer preferences and willingness to pay for product attributes
Determine the level of product differentiation
Yes

Quality control
Quality assurance
No
Government agencies e.g. TDB
Consumer response to changes in prices
Determine the cost drivers
No
R&D organizations
Central and local governments
Milk production scenarios
Predict surpluses and shortages
No
Research organizations
Training needs of extension workers
Develop capacity of extension workers
No
Research organizations
Disease incidence
Determine impact on milk production
No
Research organizations
Cost of disease control
Determining control options
Yes

Production by different breeds
Designing program programme
No
Research organizations
Milk processing capacity
Determine optimal level of investment and investment incentives
No
Research and private sector organizations
MLE Researchers
Milk production
Monitor productivity changes
Yes

Milk prices, quantity & costs of inputs, cost of services
Evaluate performance & importance of dairy enterprise (dairy profit margins & income)
Yes

No. & characterization (gender perspective) of people employed at VC levels - farm, BDS etc.
Evaluate the role of dairy in employment creation
Yes

Policy environment (Legislative information)
Evaluate effects of policy on dairy performance
Yes

Number (by gender) of farmers adopting technology
Monitor adoption rates
Yes

Enterprise management practices
Monitor improvements in enterprise management
Yes

Group establishment, dynamics & management
Evaluate governance capacity/needs
Yes

Use of hubs/BDS – traders, SPs etc.
To monitor development & use of linkages
Yes

Development partners
Baseline data on target parameters
Clearly define target groups
No
Research organizations
Locally available technologies
Determine technology needs for animal health, breeding, milk handling, etc.
No
Research organizations
Factors influencing technology adoption
Determine intervention strategies
No
Research organizations
Input and Service providers
Profile of potential clients including their purchasing power
Determine client needs
Yes

Profile of competitors
Determine business strategy, i.e., marketing strategy including price setting
Yes

Potential business partnerships including those with suppliers
Determine complementary business linkages; plan procurement of goods and services
Yes

Quality of inputs
Meet the quality needs of clients
No
Quality assurance and control bodies (e.g. TFDA, TBS), Research organizations