MoreMilkIT - Uncertainty in milk production study

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Created Monday 9th of December, 2019
Last updated Friday 3rd of February, 2023
Dataset type Non-spatial
Abstract The data for the study was collected in August 2016 at one of the MoreMilkIT project sites, Lushoto district, located in the north of the Tanga region in the eastern milk shed. The study relied on representative smallholder dairy farms as study units. Farmers who undertake commercial milk production and own the dairy enterprise were the primary criteria guiding the selection of representative dairy farmers for each gender category. Farmers were also selected based on their willingness and ability to provide accurate and substantial enterprise data. Impact of risk on cash flows was examined for a single cow for one lactation period (300 days), and the impact of uncertainty on investment decisions was determined using capital budgeting methods.
Principal investigator Edgar Twine
Partners Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO-WOTRO)-funded project, Local and International business collaboration for productivity and quality improvement in dairy chains in southeast Asia and East Africa (LIQUID)
Other researchers involved Rao, J; Omore, A
Contact person Amos Omore
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Custodian Amos Omore
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Data collected from 01/08/2016
Data collected to 31/08/2016
Availability date 31/12/2016
License Creative Commons Attribution
Release of confidential data? No
Consent obtained? No
Intellectual Property Ownership ILRI
Citation Edgar Twine, Rao, J; Omore, A (2016). MoreMilkIT - Uncertainty in milk production study. ILRI. Available at, retrieved on (add date here)
Acknowledgements This study was supported by NWO-WOTRO through the LIQUID project and Irish Aid in Tanzania through the MoreMilkiT project. The authors are also grateful to the dairy farmers who provided the data for the study.
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Project title More milk by and for the poor: Adapting dairy market hubs for pro-poor smallholder value chains in Tanzania
Project abstract The MoreMilkiT project aims to achieve inclusive growth and reduced poverty and vulnerability among people with dairy- dependent livelihoods in selected rural areas in Tanzania. The project is primarily targeted at pre-commercial marginalized smallholder cattle-keeping men and women who do not currently participate fully in dairy value chains
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Grant code IRE006
Donor Irish Aid
Partners Sokoine University of Agriculture, Faida Market Link, Heifer International (Tanzania), Tanzania Dairy Board
Start date 31/01/2012
End date 31/12/2016
Principal investigator Amos Omore
Other staff involved Edgar Twine, James Rao, Isabelle Baltenweck