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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Workshop to review ‘Feeding dairy cattle’ manual for smallholder farmers and extension workers in East Africa

The East African Dairy Development (EADD) project plans to hold a workshop at ILRI, Nairobi, on 21-22 August 2008 to revise a manual on feeding dairy cattle for smallholder farmers and extension workers.

The manual -- written by Margaret Lukuyu, Dannie Romney, Robert Ouma and Keith Sones for the Kenya Dairy Development Program -- was initially produced in 2007 for smallholder dairy farmers and extension workers in Kenya. It has proved very popular and its revision is thus intended to improve the relevance of the contents to the wider East Africa region

The workshop will also review an inventory of extension materials on livestock feeds and feeding the EADD project is in the processes of compiling. Participants will identify what is missing and what is most useful to stakeholders and the information will help the project to produce dissemination materials to bridge the gaps.

Some 23 participants from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda are expected to attend, representing private and government extension workers, NGOs, research organizations, universities and farmers.

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