The East African Dairy Development Program

The program aims to help dairy farmers in East Africa double their dairy-related incomes by increasing their ownership of cross-bred cows, increasing the amount of milk their cows produce, and strengthening their relationship to formal markets so they can sell more mild.

The East African Dairy Development Program

The East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) program is designed to boost the milk yields and incomes of small-scale farmers in Africa so they can lift their communities out of hunger and poverty. With help from a $25.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the second phase of EADD will work with more than 200,000 farmers to improve dairy production and access to markets over the next four years.

Building on the success and lessons learned in Phase I, the vision for EADD II is to provide an additional 136,000 smallholder farm families the opportunities to create financial independence and social equality. Together with our program partners, we are changing the nutritional landscape in East Africa, one family, one community at a time.


  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

    United States | Staff size: Unknown
    They are focused on the areas of greatest need, on the ways in which they can do the most good.


  • Heifer International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 251-500

    Heifer International is a global nonprofit with a proven solution to ending hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. Heifer helps empower millions of families to lift them out of poverty and...

  • TechnoServe

    Implementing NGO
    El Salvador | Staff size: 501-1000

    TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to...

  • World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

    Kenya | Staff size: 251-500

    The World Agroforestry Centre is part of the alliance of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) centres dedicated to generating and applying the best available...

  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

    Kenya | Staff size: 501-1000

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and...

  • African Breeders Services (ABS)

    Goods Supplier
    Kenya | Staff size: Unknown

    African Breeders Services Total Cattle Management, Limited (ABS TCM, Ltd.) is a distributor for American Breeders Service (ABS Global), a world leader in bovine genetics and artificial breeding...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda
  • Start Date 2008
  • End Date 2018
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