The Milk Producer Group Resource Book
This “milk producer group resource book” is part of a series of practical field guides, produced by FAO, for people working in small scale dairying in developing countries. The book aims to promote the organisation of small scale milk collection and processing as a sustainable income-generating activity that can increase milk producers’ incomes and improve their food security.
The book is intended for use by extension workers, project staff and group promoters who are working to set up milk producer groups or to develop already existing groups in rural areas. Topics covered include:
- Forming groups – leadership, record-keeping, calling meetings and planning activities
- Developing groups – staff recruitment, motivation, solving conflicts, developing links and milk producer group associations
- Milk collection, processing and marketing – transport, testing and payment systems
- Other group activities – input supply, information and advice, animal breeding and health services, financial services
The book concludes with a section on participatory tools.