The Netherlands East African Dairy Partnership (NEADAP) offers a platform for exchange of knowledge and experience to tackle current challenges and leverage further development in East African dairy. NEADAP core partners are Agriterra, SNV, Solidaridad and Wageningen University & Research (WUR), each with their own knowledge, expertise, networks, local partners and projects in East Africa.

In the previous phase, NEADAP worked mainly in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. In the current phase it will also engage with dairy stakeholders in Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.



NEADAP is focusing on three result areas, tied to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  • Providing affordable, safe and nutritious diets for vulnerable groups of consumers, including young children and pregnant and breastfeeding mothers (SDG 2)
  • Developing value chains that generate rural incomes and improved livelihoods, driven by shared interest and realizing assured quality, high efficiency and fair shares of margins (SDGs 10, 17)
  • Developing dairy farming systems that sustain the agroecological base, which requires farming systems that are productive, profitable, resource-efficient, ecologically sustainable and climate-smart (SDGs 1, 8, 12, 13).

Working priorities of NEADAP in 2022

  • Healthy diets for vulnerable consumers: school feeding and low-cost probiotic yoghurt
  • Milk safety and value chain collaboration: quality based milk payment system
  • Self-sustaining extension services: cooperative and private based extension
  • Sustainable dairy farming systems: forage seed markets, Rumen8 feed rationing, agri contracting, manure management, SDAT tool for sustainability assessment
  • Future dairy professional: blended learning in dairy education and extension

Netherlands Food Partnership supports NEADAP in organising learning and knowledge management, communication, networking and policy dialogue to support and connect all the priorities and activities.

Position paper on dairy

NEADAP and Netherlands Food Partnership are inspired by the position paper "Dairy for nutrition, employment and sustainability" (Andeweg and many others, 2020) which 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
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