Making milk quality assurance work on an unlevel playing field

Lessons from the Happy Cow pilot

Asaah Ndambi, Catherine W. Kilelu, Jan van der Lee, Ruth Njiru, Jessica Koge

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Abstract

This report describes and assesses a milk quality assurance innovation, the milk quality tracking andtracing system (MQT&T) and Quality-Based Milk Payment System (QBMPS) project. The project was piloted by Happy Cow Ltd (HC), a medium-scale processor in Nakuru, Kenya, and its milk suppliers.The objective of the pilot project was to offer a proof of concept to track and trace milk quality within a smallholder-dominated supply chain and to develop and implement a payment system based on the quality of raw milk delivered. The assessment adapted the PPPLab Scaling Scan as the mainframework to enumerate the various project investments, interventions and achievements and toreflect on the success factors, shortcomings and preconditions required for QBMPS scalability.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Livestock Research
Number of pages72
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameWageningen Livestock Research report
No.1165
Name3R Kenya Research report
No.005

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Ndambi, A., Kilelu, C. W., van der Lee, J., Njiru, R., & Koge, J. (2019). Making milk quality assurance work on an unlevel playing field: Lessons from the Happy Cow pilot. (Wageningen Livestock Research report; No. 1165), (3R Kenya Research report; No. 005). Wageningen: Wageningen Livestock Research. https://doi.org/10.18174/476559
Ndambi, Asaah ; Kilelu, Catherine W. ; van der Lee, Jan ; Njiru, Ruth ; Koge, Jessica. / Making milk quality assurance work on an unlevel playing field : Lessons from the Happy Cow pilot. Wageningen : Wageningen Livestock Research, 2019. 72 p. (Wageningen Livestock Research report; 1165). (3R Kenya Research report; 005).
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Ndambi, A, Kilelu, CW, van der Lee, J, Njiru, R & Koge, J 2019, Making milk quality assurance work on an unlevel playing field: Lessons from the Happy Cow pilot. Wageningen Livestock Research report, no. 1165, 3R Kenya Research report, no. 005, Wageningen Livestock Research, Wageningen. https://doi.org/10.18174/476559

Making milk quality assurance work on an unlevel playing field : Lessons from the Happy Cow pilot. / Ndambi, Asaah; Kilelu, Catherine W.; van der Lee, Jan; Njiru, Ruth; Koge, Jessica.

Wageningen : Wageningen Livestock Research, 2019. 72 p. (Wageningen Livestock Research report; No. 1165), (3R Kenya Research report; No. 005).

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