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

USAID/Fintrac/Partnering for Innovation Project: “Development of family farms united in agricultural service cooperatives”


Project goal:

To strengthen added value chain in Poltava, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhya, Mykolaiv, Kherson and also two additional oblasts – Cherkasy and Odesa by creating 70 family farms, and uniting 738 smallholders around family farms with installed mini cooling tanks, implementation of training programs and strengthening coops

Timeframes of project implementation:

  • July 1st, 2015 – September 30th, 2017

Project budget ($):

  • $ 1 582 663

Project implementation area:

  • Kherson, Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, Zaporizhya, Cherkasy and Odesa oblasts

Project donors:

Heifer international Heifer international
Heifer international Ecosystem Fund Danone
Heifer international Dantrade
Heifer international Danone Ukraine – the costumer for strawberry

Project partners:

  • Union of agricultural service cooperatives “Hospodar”
  • Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

Expected project outcomes

More than 808 smallholders will increase their income by at least 20% (expected increase for 70 family farms is 40%, 738 smallholders, than supply milk to family farms will increase income by 20%), access to new markets.

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Project results and achievements

  • 70 family farms for 10-40 cows successfully launched
  • 45 mini cooling tanks installed on the basis of family farms
  • 45 highly productive heifers provided to project participants
  • 750 project participants - owners of family farms and smallholders bettered their skills and knowledge on dairy farming
  • Silage harvester purchased for the Cooperative Union "Hospodar" in order to provide family farms with high-quality feed