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Міжнародний благодійний фонд “Добробут громад”
(МБФ “Добробут громад”)
International Charitable Fund COMMUNITY WELLBEING

Cooperative Learning Farm


Project goal:

Creation of a sustainable dairy farm model as a base for improving practical skills of family farm representatives

Timeframes of project implementation:

  • Phase I: February 2011 – June 2015
  • Phase II: July 2015 – June 2017

Project budget ($):

  • 3 mln USD (Phase I and Phase II)

Project implementation area:

  • Dnipropetrovsk region

Project donors:


Project partners:


Expected project outcomes

The Union of agricultural cooperatives:

  • Protection and lobbing of interests of cooperative members
  • Provision of services to cooperative members

Cooperative learning dairy farm:

  • Creation of a high-quality production and supply system
  • Learning center for Union members
  • Development and demonstration of adapted modern methods of animal breeding for milk production

Family farm development program:

  • Creation of family business, involvement and opportunities for all members of the family
  • Construction and reconstruction of animal breeding buildings
  • Available loans
  • Breed herd replacement
  • Consulting and technological support, trainings on dairy farm management

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Project results and achievements

  • Union of agricultural service cooperatives Hospodar was established and consists of 8 ASCs and more than 650 cooperative members
  • The Cooperative Union provides feed procurement services such as hay and silage procurement as well as land cultivation services
  • The Union owns a farm with 60 heads of Holstein cattle
  • 453 t of extra quality milk supplied during 2015. The average annual milk yield is 8,544 kg of milk per head
  • The average productivity of dairy cows is 26 l of milk per day. An effective model of organic waste disposal via composting was implemented
  • 1,035 people took part in 85 trainings on dairy animal breeding and family farm creation
  • Support provided in the creation of 7 and reconstruction of 60 family farms