Development cooperation ,26.11.2012

Twinning Programme for School Milk and Women's Dairy in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania


The twinning programme in Kilimanjaro supports the school milk-campaign in primary schools in Machame village and development of Kalali Women’s Dairy. The region has suffered for dryness like the East Africa, and the pupils of primary schools have a need for food to learn better in schools. The previous nation-wide school milk programme has been stopped after the election year 2010 in Machame schools. Kalali women’s dairy need new skills and equipments to their dairy, e.g making for fodder during the dry seasons, hygiene and quality of milk processing, business skills and development of cooperative organizational structure. Finnish Rural Women’s Advisory organization are willing to support the development of women’s dairy in their membership activities, nutrition and women entrepreneurship by counseling. The twinning milk-programme is a new way to support primary schools’ pupils in Machame and via that also to Kalali Women’s Dairy and women farmers. The project support for women’s equal opportunities and primary school’s pupils learning possibilities, new environmentally-sound processing technologies in Dairy and decision-making procedures of members in cooperative. The project produces material to children nourishment to local schools and households, and women entrepreneurship. The main activities of the project are supporting school-milk programme by fund-raising by members of nationwide organization of Rural women in Finland, development of Kalali Women’s Dairy by supplying equipments and counseling of RWAO in membership development, decision-making procedures, business and nourishment.


  • 2013: 25 330 €
  • 2014: 25 670 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Agricultural co-operatives 70%
  • Food aid/Food security programmes 30%

Special target group

  • women
  • children

Funding channel

  • Maa-ja kotitalousnaisten keskus
  • Kalali Women Dairy Co-operative Society



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