Netherlands East Africa Dairy Partnership

NEADAP is a partnership of organizations involved in dairy development, linking expertise and experience gained in the various projects, programmes and public-private collaboration in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. It bundles knowledge agendas and local initiatives, stimulating learning and scaling trajectories geared towards transforming the dairy system in East Africa. The approach is based on the position paper "Dairy for nutrition, employment and sustainability". This approach includes an action agenda for creating synergy between Dutch government programmes, NGO initiatives, knowledge institutes and private sector (the Dutch diamond) in direct collaboration with the key actors in the 5 countries. The partnership is driven by Agriterra, SNV, Solidaridad and Wageningen UR.

Dairy for nutrition, employment and sustainability

Dairy production and consumption can contribute to sustainable food and nutrition security. Dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt or butter are a culturally accepted source of high-quality protein and micro-nutrients for many people. In emerging economies, the demand for dairy products is on the increase, offering opportunities for the dairy sector. It can spur economic growth and increase employment, also for youth. Dairy production can also play a role in contributing to ecologically sustainable agro-food systems, provided developments are smart. The NEADAP partnership agenda of learning, piloting and scaling seeks to contribute to three transformation objectives of a) Affordable, safe and nutritious diets, b) Gainful employment and improved livelihoods and c) A sustained agro-ecological base.



Working priorities of NEADAP in 2021

  • dairy for healthy diets
  • safe milk chains
  • sustainable production and
  • self-sustaining extension services

Position paper

The position paper "Dairy for nutrition, employment and sustainability" presents an action agenda for Dutch dairy development support in African and Asian countries. The contributors to this paper represent all facets of the Dutch Diamond, working in the private sector, knowledge institutions, civil society organisations and government, and the paper is based on their extensive knowledge of and experience. The action agenda presented in this paper aims to contribute to three objectives; Affordable, safe and nutritious diets. Gainful employment and improved livelihoods. A sustained agro-ecological base.

Read the position paper


Wim Goris

Wim Goris

Netherlands Food Partnership