The Milk Producer Group Resource Book

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This "milk producer group resource book" is part of a series of practical field guides, produced by FAO, for people working in small scale dairying in developing countries. The book aims to promote the organisation of small scale milk collection and processing as a sustainable income-generating activity that can increase milk producers' incomes and improve their food security.

The book is intended for use by extension workers, project staff and group promoters who are working to set up milk producer groups or to develop already existing groups in rural areas. Topics covered include:

  • Forming groups - leadership, record-keeping, calling meetings and planning activities
  • Developing groups - staff recruitment, motivation, solving conflicts, developing links and milk producer group associations
  • Milk collection, processing and marketing - transport, testing and payment systems
  • Other group activities - input supply, information and advice, animal breeding and health services, financial services

The book concludes with a section on participatory tools.

The Milk Producer Group Resource Book  -  English (en)

Document Information

Document Type Book
Author Draaijer, J.
Year of Publication 2002
Publisher Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Number of Pages 86 pp.
Region / Country Global /
Primary Language English (en)
Keywords Cooperation
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