Dairy Rehabilitation and Development

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Nov 1984
Signature Date 28 Jan 1985
Planned Completion Date 11 Jul 1995
Last Disbursement Planned Date 11 Jul 1995
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31163
Commitment U.A 5,014,319.27
Status Completion

Project Objectives

The main objective of the project is to improve the incomes and nutritional status of Ethiopian peasants by establishing modern dairy production units to be operated by Service and Producer Co-operatives, and upgrading present units. A second objective is to improve the operational efficiency and financial performance of the state dairy sector. Both the co-operative and State farm developments would help improve the supply of milk to urban consumers and increase the availability of butter which is strongly preferred in traditional Ethiopian cooking. The project would help place dairying in Ethiopia on a sounder economic footing by increasing the emphasis on forage production and reducing the dependence on concertrate feeding. The project would also serve as an example of the benefits of more sophisticated livestock management.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Ethiopia
Ministry of Agriculture


IATI identifier 46002-P-ET-AAE-003
Last Update 29 Jan 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Ethiopia