Supporting Smallholder Dairy Farmers
TechnoServe, with financing from the Millennium Challenge Corporation, helped a group of dairy farmers and processing plants in northern El Salvador gain access to higher-paying export markets by improving the milking process, modernizing plants and establishing links with buyers. The program created nearly 1,000 new jobs over two years. The program emphasized two areas: improving opportunities for women and promoting environmentally-friendly farming and processing practices. We are also helping dairy farmers improve the productivity of their cows by producing low-cost, high-quality feed.