The Malawi Smallholder Dairy Development Project (MSDD) is the first phase project that is jointly funded by USAID and Heifer International. The project has assisted 130 households with high-grade dairy heifers and sustainable agriculture production technologies. A total of ninety (90) original households received assets in the form of livestock and farm inputs. These assets were accompanied by skills transferred in the form of training and exchange visits. From these families, 40 additional families have since benefited through Passing on the Gift (POG), Heifer’s core instrument for impact replication, relying primarily on the multiplication of animals.
In line with Heifer’s new operating principles of reaching critical mass within the areas where it operates, MSDD Phase II will reach 1, 550 households (1,000 original; 550 pass-on) in the same district with integrated interventions that will enable the community achieve sustainable livelihoods.
|Location||Malawi, Southern Africa|
|Value||USD 699 Thousand|