A farmer herds his cattle

Supporting Small-Scale Dairy Farmers

Together with several partners, TechnoServe supports the development of small-scale milk producers in the Margarita program to improve the management of their farms and increase their family income.

During the first phase of the project, 300 small-scale dairy farmers have been linked to the company’s value chain. Farmers receive technical assistance on a regular basis, as well as business support to obtain financing of key infrastructure and working capital. Farmers have increased their herd size and income through increases in productivity and quality and the first cohort of farmers have tripled their net income. For the following four years BIDlabs has joined the partnership to support the expansion of the program to more than 900 farmers and incorporate multiple buyers.