More and more organizations worldwide, inducing funding agencies, express their interest in the Natural Livestock Farming network and 5-layered strategy for ways to overcome common constraints in dairy farming.

2017-06-27 09.26.09For example in Uganda, where the major problem is related to increasing resistance of ticks to chemical acaricides. Funds of TIDE program of SNV-Uganda are used by NLF partners in Uganda, India and the Netherlands to develop a new strategy based on good cattle management combined with herbal tick control.

In Ethiopia, funders are supporting efforts to reduce antibiotic use and aflatoxine residues in cattle feed, which are affecting the quality of milk. The coming three years the Applied Research Fund is supporting NLF partner Ethiopian Society of Animal Production (ESAP) to strengthen laboratory capacity for residue analysis combined with animal health support to two cattle keeping communities.