Bridging the knowledge and skills gap in dairy husbandry
Chrilukovian Wasike, Caroline C. Wambui, Joan Awino, Ulrich Schmidt
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Smallholder dairy production units account for over 80 per cent of total milk produced and marketed in Kenya (MoLD, 2010). Past efforts have been geared towards transformation of these units into market-oriented dairy produc tion in line with key national policy develop ment agenda items. Despite these efforts, the sector is still faced with a myriad of challenges at the primary production level, especially the knowledge and practical skills gap in general husbandry practices, which undermines milk production (SNV, 2013; Ojango et al., 2019).