Our Partnership .
Through our work with BPP, Four Season Co and The University of Sydney – AgCoTech has been able to improve farmers’ productivity and marketability by giving them access to vital cattle supplements.
This partnership aims to reduce poverty by improving the financial security of smallholder farming families in Laos.
Farmers in Laos currently have limited access to nutritional supplement products for their cattle. While Medicated Urea Molasses Blocks (MUMBs) already support livestock production in around 60 tropical countries, they are not currently available in Laos and neighbouring countries.
This partnership gives smallholder farmers access to vital medicated blocks, by delivering them directly to the farm gate.
Since 2017 we have been delivering our medicated block technology to smallholder farms in Laos and working with farmers to introduce best animal welfare and productivity practices on their farms.
This partnership aims to benefit around 10,000 cattle and buffalo farming households by increasing productivity as a result of improved nutrition and reduced disease (reduced calf mortality, reduced adult morbidity, and improved weight gain), with the potential to increase farmer incomes by up to 25 per cent.
The Partnership Platform .
The BPP is designed as an entry point for new partners, Australian and overseas entities, to work with DFAT to deliver social impact and commercial returns in the region.
For more information about the partnership and supporting research, please visit the BPP website.