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How to be a partner

We welcome applications from potential partners who would like to bring this dairy goat programme into their area. Acceptance  will depend on a range of factors, but the three most important are:

• The project must assist all community members regardless of creed or ethnicity. (below...)

• The project must have a size and geographic structure consistent with our requirements. (below...)

• The partner must commit themselves to their responsibilities. (below...)

• The partner must be committed to the use of crossbred goats, with a strong emphasis on milk production and breed improvement.

In the case of community-based groups and smaller faith-based groups we would be prepared to sponsor the male goats. For larger NGOs, we would normally expect them to purchase the males.

In the first instance please use the contact form to let us know of your interest, and if you qualify, we will let you know how to make a more formal application.

Whole-community focus

We welcome applications from churches and other faith-based groups. However, the proposed project should be designed to benefit the whole community. This is good in itself, but also, a breeding programme such as this is only feasible if the whole community are involved and can organise along LC1 (village) and LC2 (‘parish’) lines.

Group structure

This programme is only sustainable in the long-term if large enough breeding populations of goats can be established; with large enough farmers’ groups to oversee the breeding programme.  To start with, the minimum viable size of a programme is a cluster of at least 3 villages. However there must be a clear strategy for expanding this to at least 3 clusters, each with at least 3 villages, within a period of 3 years.

Responsibilities of the both sides

The partner organisation must have a mechanism for following the progress of the project on a routine basis, and be prepared to report on that progress. It must also take responsibility for ensuring the quality of the record keeping.

In return JOY Goat Development undertake to:

• Ensure the quality of male goats supplied.

• Give initial training to each LC2 group.

• Advise on Buck rotation, and where appropriate, arrange for new bucks to be brought in.

• Conduct periodic refresher training for farmers.

• If appropriate conduct short on-the-job training courses for extension workers.

• Coordinate record keeping between local projects and the national herd book.