Integrated Dairy Scheme Project (IDSP)

Integrated Dairy Scheme Project

Project objective is to improve production and efficiency of milk production and processing in Nangarhar and to establish a member-owned network of some 1,500 milk and dairy producers.


Progress so far:

Contract with FAO to implement an integrated dairy scheme project with a total budget of approximately $4 million signed. The project is implemented in Nangarhar province. Other details are as follow:

  1. Artificial Insemination (AI)
  2. 5,980 cows are artificially inseminated;
  3. 10 AI kits, 10 motorcycles and 6,000 straws of frozen semen have been procured.


  1. Animal Health
  2. Totally 2,496 cattle have been vaccinated against Foot and Mouth Disease;
  3. Up to date 2,520 cows are given de-worming tablets;


  1. Fodder crop:
  2. Around 273 winter demonstration plots of Oats, Berseem and Lucerne have been established in the project areas (Surkhood, Kama, Behsod ,Batikot , Ghanikhil and Khogyani districts);
  3. Distributed an amount of 55.25 kg Lucerne seed, 135.25 kg Berseem seed, 416.5 kg Oats seed, 340 kg Soybean, 924kg DPA fertilizer and 850 kg urea for establishing of fodder demonstration plots;
  4. Established the seed multiplication of Oats in 3.6 Jerib of land and  Berseem at 10 jerib through signing contract with seed growers


  1. Registration of milk producer cooperatives society:
  2. Through joint collaboration of FAO-Dairy Project and DAIL–Cooperative Department (15) dairy cooperative societies been established at village level and totally (581) dairy farmers have got the membership of cooperatives as per rule all the cooperative;
  3. District level cooperative (secondary cooperative) establishment is going on.


1. Backyard Poultry Project Implementer is FAO:

The project objective is enable poor rural women derive and retain increased income from backyard poultry raising.

Progress so far:

  • Contract with FAO concerning backyard poultry project with a total budget of around USD1.122 million signed. The project will be implemented in Jawzjan and Balkh Provinces.
  • 20 women trainers, 21 group leaders, 2 young animal husbandry consultants and 1000 women beneficiaries have been trained in improved  backyard poultry production;
  • 1,000 women have received poultry kits (each, 20 pullets, feeder, drinker, 25 kg feed and 2 m2 wire mesh).
  • 1,000 Improved poultry coops have been constructed in the target villages;
  • Introduction and extension of improved poultry husbandry practices at village level
  • 21 Poultry Producers Groups have been organized and established
  • Vaccination of all pullets against ND and PF.
  • 6,520 eggs collected out of which 1,255 were consumed and 5,225 were sold.
  • 20,000 pullets has been distributed to beneficiaries


2. Veterinary services in North:

The objective is to establish a self-sustaining network of high quality, animal health service in selected provinces in the northern region.



  • Contract with DCA concerning veterinary services in the Badakhshan, Takhar, Bamyan, Kunduz and Baghlan signed. The total budget is USD 3 million;
  • Extension training provided on the Large Ruminant Herd Health Package for 100 VFU staff and 7 Government staff
  • 3 new Paravets graduated from Mazar Training Center- 2 Badakshan, 1 Bamyan/ 2 due to graduate this month including one lady from Herat Training Center, both for Bamyan
  • Assisted in the baseline survey
  • 5,440 farmers trained in the target Provinces on topics such as de-worming, feeding, vaccination, infectious diseases and ecto/endo parasites
  • Distribution of extension material and VFU brochures to farmers
  • Project start to 31st January 2011- 786,183 Animals vaccinated, 443,181 Animals treated
  • Established cold chain facilities and store in the Provinces of Bamyan, Takhar, Baghlan, and Kunduz
  • Refresher Training Courses conducted for 25 VFU staff on the topics of Highly Contagious and Zoonotic Disease, and Pregnancy Diagnosis
  • Exterior painting of 30 selected VFUs
  • Reconstruction/Refurbishment of 10 selected VFUs underway
  • Selection completed from Kuchi Community of 8 people who are now in training in Mazar Center to become Basic Veterinary Workers- duration of course 1 month
  • Poor farmers received extension training through the VFUs
  • Continuing communication and coordination with all local MAIL offices/Invitations to accompany monitors on field visits, participation in extension work, reporting etc.


Project Challenges:

  • The biggest challenge that affected MISFA activities was that MoF had said that all funds disbursed to MISFA from MAIL and from MISFA to MFIs will be subject to tax. This issue was finally resolved in December of 2010.