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H’lib Dzair (Phase 2)

Algeria

Social & business context

Algeria is facing a high rate of unemployment in rural areas. Small farmers have low technical and management expertise and their outdated equipment makes them vulnerable in a competitive market. 
Algeria as a whole and Danone Algeria in particular are dependent on milk importation because of the very low productivity and poor milk quality of Algerian farms. Danone Algeria wishes to support small traditional dairy farming. 

Solution
With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Danone Algeria and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit co-created the “H’Lib Dzair” project to support the small sustainable dairy farm model in Algeria. The project provides technical expertise as well as individual audits and advice to farmers to make them more competitive. Appropriate equipment that fulfils cold chain requirements, such as cooling tanks, will also be provided to milk collectors to improve milk quality and reduce losses.

Social & business impacts
The project supports milk smallholders in  becoming more competitive and increasing their revenue. 
Danone Algeria is securing the volume and quality of its milk sourcing. Danone’s credibility is enhanced as a pathfinder supporting the development of a new sustainable dairy model in Algeria.
The project supports rural development in Algeria.

With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Danone Algeria and GIZ International co-created the “H’Lib Dzair” project to support the small sustainable dairy farm model in Algeria. The project provides technical expertise as well as individual audits and advice to farmers to make them more competitive. Appropriate equipment that fulfils cold chain requirements, such as cooling tanks, are also provided to milk collectors to improve milk quality and reduce losses. The use of a more adapted feed, vetch-oats produced locally, also improves milk productivity while reducing water consumption and CO2 production.

Social 
The project supports milk smallholders in becoming more competitive and increasing their revenue. It also fosters circular economy through local production of feed and use of by products. 

Business 
Danone Algeria is securing the volume and quality of its milk sourcing while reducing its ecological footprint. Danone’s credibility is enhanced as a pathfinder supporting the development of a new sustainable dairy model in Algeria.

General interest 
The project supports rural development in Algeria while preserving the local ecosystem.