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Ukraine Dairy Business Development Project (UDBDP)

Ukraine Dairy Business Development Project

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Lviv Agriculture Extension Service (LADS) / Dnipro Agriculture Extension Service (DAAS) / Union Rivnopravnist / Union Gospodar

Period of Implementation

March 2020 - September 2025

Geographic scope

Europe: Ukraine


$ 15,781,650
€ 15 030 143


Bilateral Aid: Global Affairs Canada (GAC)


Agriculture & Fisheries, Rural Development, Social

Type of Activity

Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Legal and Regulatory framework, Technical Assistance & Advisory, Training & Capacity Building, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits


The UDBDP project follows an initiative financed by DFATD and implemented by SOCODEVI (Canada) from 2008 to 2014 and is considered as a Phase 2 of the previous intervention. It aims to support small and medium sized dairy producers improving the dairy practices in their family farm, achieving economy of scale of services provided by their agriculture service cooperative and creating a favorable environment for entrepreneurial farmers with the ultimate outcome “Increased growth of small and medium sized dairy businesses mainly in the region of Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Dnipro and Kherson, particularly those led by women”. The project has 8 components that reflect its intervention logic.

Project Objectives

Support women and men dairy producers, improve dairy practices, achieve economy of scale of services provided by their cooperative, create a favorable environment for women farmers.

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG3 - Good Health and Well-Being
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Main Indicators

1) Number of coop members (W/M) who benefit from lower input costs, better access to equipment and technology and higher prices for their milk as member of a local dairy coop. 2) Growth in physical wealth of the household 3) Percentgae increase in revenue generated per family farm measured in milk sales 4) Amount of milk marketed by cooperative businesses at same price as big farm 5) Number of farm owned by women and young entrepreneurs who benefit from Union of Cooperative financing program

Impact Measurement

PMF and GAC final evaluation

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 16

Individuals: 12750

Local stakeholders

Producers cooperatives

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Food Security, Gender