THE FRIESIAN | Van Swietenstraat 2 | 8911 AL Leeuwarden | The Netherlands | P +31 (0)58 216 72 66

Next step in the TIDE project: installation of the equipment

Our expert Berend travelled for the fifth time to Uganda to support the TIDE project. A four-year program funded by the Embassy of the Netherlands and implemented by SNV.

The project’s overall goal is poverty reduction through improved dairy farm incomes, household nutrition and employment opportunities for 20,000 farmers. This will be done by improving: dairy farm productivity; commercial milk quality; pro-active dairy sector regulation and dairy household nutrition.

In our last update (July this year) we wrote about the distribution of the milk testing equipment and the preparation for this. Berend’s most recent mission was all about the installation of the equipment. And that sounds easier than it was!

Three of the participating factories and the Dairy Authority installed the equipment but to get it running was quite a task. After having overcome some start-up issues, teething problems, the equipment was calibrated and started at the milk collection centers. In thhe first test rounds some milk was unduly refused and the scales indicated higher volumes than the measuring bucket at the collection point. The management of the collection point acted firmly and solved the issues. Little by little, the personal got the hang of it and the testing improved.

With this, one of the most important steps in the program has been taken. The next step will be the development of SOPs and registration systems. The farmers also need to be informed and the equipment has to been installed at the other collection points. Plenty of work to be done in 2018!

TIDE

Installation of a solar panel on the roof of a milk collection center

TIDE

Testing the equipment

 

Services More information
Farm improvement

We monitor medium as well as large scale dairy farms. This way, we assist them in maintaining or improving on both technical and financial...

Farm establishment

The Friesian is highly experienced in dairy farm establishment. We support the preparation, realisation, implementation of plans to establish dairy farms or processing plants. From initial...

Dairy training and recruitment

Dairy management training and support Managing a dairy farm is a complex operation. Whether your enterprise keeps 5, 50, 500 or 5000 cows. Improving the...

Raw milk sourcing

When starting a dairy factory or increasing the milk capacity of current processing plant, it is not just a matter of buying new equipment....

Rural dairy development

The focus on rural development in an area often has a very positive impact on the local economy and thus the living standard in...

Feel free to contact us for more information about our services, projects and possibilities what we can do for you!

Recent projects
December 2017
Introduction of a stand-alone farm management app in Vietnam

The past two weeks, a team of Uniform Agri visited FrieslandCampina in Vietnam for...

Read more
November 2017
Next step in the TIDE project: installation of the equipment

Our expert Berend travelled for the fifth time to Uganda to support the TIDE...

Read more
September 2017
Training on winter feed production in Mongolia

Our consultancy branch The Friesian conducted a training program for small-scale and medium-scale dairy...

Read more