Integrated Dairy Project
The total investment cost for this project is Birr 360 million. The project is feasible on all financial measurements. The overall objective of the project is to carry out integrated technology-driven breeding and raising cattle; milk processing; marketing of milk products; growing feed resources. It focuses on available resources and opportunities found in Tigrai.
An extensive assessment of dairy demand has been conducted in 13 woredas of the Tigrai region by a team of highly qualified animal science and marketing experts. The trigger point for commissioning was the fact that there was a perceived wide gap between supply and demand for milk products in Tigray. It was found out that there there is a serious shortage of milk and its extractions in almost all urban areas. The high demand for emanates from a better understanding of consumers about the nutritional contents of milk and milk products, the rapid natural population growth, and growth in disposable income of consumers.