The Integrated Smallholder Dairy Project was initiated with the aim of assisting over 140 households address their food and income insecurity through owning of high-class dairy cows. The project was designed in a way that only the first 70 original smallholder households assessed to be poor or keeping orphan or PLWAs would receive the original heifer cattle one each. After calving, the household would pass on to the next beneficiary a heifer calf once it attains 7 months and the procedure would go on and on until all the target households have been covered. Funding from Heifer Project International and Bothar Ireland.
Start & end date: July, 2007 – June, 2010
Total budget: $250,000.00
Location: Ntchisi in Central Malawi, Thyolo in Southern Malawi and Karonga District in Northern Malawi