Immediate Outcome No.1

Capacity Development

CSARIDE capacity development will focus on producers and other VC actors, including private/cooperative input/service suppliers and the public sector actors. Preliminary investigations along with knowledge from the ongoing pilot dairy project indicate that these actors have limited capacity to engage in participatory action and research, multi-stakeholder processes and market-oriented agriculture: therefore they need specific capacity building. Also, women’s participation in production is very low and a particular focus needs to be directed towards meeting their specific needs and demands to enable them participate effectively in new value chains.

To fill the gaps in capacity, a programme will be developed comprising training, mentoring/coaching and follow-up and institutionalization. Postgraduate training to MSc and PhD levels will also be supported for staff in NARI, HAC and the MoA. Actions implemented will aim to strengthen capacities for innovation and to innovate and the collective learning capacity of VC actors to develop sustainable and profitable dairy value chains.

Fundamental to our strategy for delivery of CDKM initiatives is our proposal to establish a Capacity Development/Knowledge Management Unit (CDKMU) in collaboration with FAO. This initiative provides an opportunity for CSARIDE and TAP-FAO DeSIRA (FAO project) to collaborate on developing and strengthening capacity within Eritrea through cultivating strong links with institutions in Eritrea (NARI, HAC etc.).

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Project Development | Climate Smart Dairy Eritrea

Immediate Outcome No.2

Knowledge Management
and Learning

The agriculture sector is increasingly characterized by new policies, actors, and relationships that influence the ways in which information and knowledge is generated, accessed, and used by extension staff, producers, and other users. Improved flow of information and knowledge to, from, and within the extension system is key to realizing agricultural transformation.

A well-functioning knowledge management system is critical for market- oriented agricultural development to increase access to and use of knowledge about markets, improved technologies, innovations and new organizational forms.

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Immediate Outcome No.3

Value Chain Development

A set of generic gender and environmentally friendly value chain interventions will be developed for consultation within the Commodity Platform. Generic value chain interventions are broadly defined interventions emphasizing the objective of the interventions and some general characteristics.

Location specific design will be developed in discussion with the VC actors and service providers in the Commodity Platform as an integral part of the implementation process. We plan to use this approach because it intends to benefit from the innovation capacity of the VC actors and service providers involved.

Project Development | Climate Smart Dairy Eritrea
Project Development | Climate Smart Dairy Eritrea

Immediate Outcome No.4

Promotion, Documentation
and Monitoring

A strategy for promoting project approaches and interventions within and outside the study areas was developed during the PIP planning phase and will be reviewed annually. Two main targets are envisaged for promotional activities, i.e. location specific promotion/scaling out in learning Zobas and non-location specific promotion for programmes in and outside Eritrea.
In addition, a programme will be developed annually to generate evidence/knowledge/lessons on the dairy value chain and actions undertaken.

Eritrea Dairy Project-Project Implementation Plan (PIP)
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