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Benchmarking

Photo credit: ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet.

Livestock yield can be increased considerably

We found that for both Ethiopia and India benchmarking production against the top 10% of producers demonstrated that yields could be tripled. Milk yields (see figure) were higher in India compared to Ethiopia, although the absolute size of the yield gap expressed as kg milk/head/lactation was also larger in India.

Dairy yield estimated using benchmarking analysis. Data from Mayberry et al. (2017).

Reference: Mayberry et al. (2017) Yield gap analyses to estimate attainable bovine milk yields and evaluate options to increase production in Ethiopia and India. Agricultural Systems 155, 43-51.