iCow is being introduced to Ethiopian farmers through the African Dairy Genetic Gain program 2016-2018, and will be available in Amharic, Oromiffo and Tigrignia languages. The program supports a farmer-focused partnership that records and disseminates on-farm productivity and genetic information on dairy cattle in Tanzania and Ethiopia. The data generated will be used by farmers to manage their herds and improve cow management, leading to sustained animal and herd productivity gains as well as more income for smallholder dairy farmers. It will provide dairy cattle genetic gains with the potential to transform the lives of millions of dairy families across Africa.
Facts about Ethiopia
Population: 100 million - Population in rural areas 81 million - People working in agriculture 80 million
Partners in the Africa Dairy Genetic Gain program include
National Artificial Insemination Center NAIC Ethiopia