This research on Assessment potential upgrading strategies of Sendafa dairy value chain, central highs of Ethiopia. The objective of the research is to assess the potential upgrading strategies for Sendafa dairy value chain with the view of designing new value chain and coming up with knowledge that will contribute to implementation applied research (experiment) of promising interventions. The thesis report covers a summary of research background (by contextualization the section and opens with an overview of the country perspective and then narrows down the issue to Sendafa Ethiopia), research problem, its objective, concepts, review of different literatures, proposed data analysis and the time frame of the research to be…show more content… What are the constraints and opportunities for upgrading the dairy chain in Sendafa?
2.1. What skills do dairy farmers need to sustainably manage the opportunities along the dairy chain?
2.2. What management mechanisms are necessary to improve access to the market?
2.3. What are the possibilities for upgrading the dairy value chain in Sendafa?
1.6. Scope of the Study
The study was geographically focused only areas around Sendafa- 15km in terms of coverage (Girar Berek and Taabo kebeles) and depth to generate useful information on assessment of potential upgrading strategies for Sendafa dairy value chain with the view of designing new value chain and coming up with knowledge that will contribute to implementation applied research (experiment) of promising interventions in order to collect relevant data and information on milk value chain and associated problems in the Sendafa area. Most of the data (around 84%) was collected from Girar Berek kebele and this was due to most of the potential dairy farmers reside in this kebeles of the berek district, while only 6HH was interviewed from Tabo kebele using pre-structured questionnaires of the survey. Most of the farmers living beyond 15km are involved in traditional home processing of milk and making butter instead of milk marketing due to distant from the market and lack of transport in the rural areas during needy times and they not that much potential like that of the sampled members of the