Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Training on Goat Veterinary and Herd Management
The support program to diary production started in October 2016 and is aiming at impacting on goat rearing, milk production and distribution to 3 400 children from 0 to 7 years, main beneficiaries of the project.
The specific objective is to “contribute to improve children’s nutritional status and households’ resilience, through the reinforcement of goat rearing practices at community and households level, in South Hwanghae Province”.
PUI chose to focus on each link of the goat yoghurt supply chain for nurseries and kindergarten. All aspects of the production and consumption cycle should thus be worked upon, from fodder production to feed the herd, to dairy products’ utilization by the children and households.
This project is targeting four farms, all located in South-Hwanghae province (cf. Annex 1). They are all located between 15 minutes and 1 hour and a half from Haeju city, the province capital. Haeju city is around 3-hour drive away from Pyongyang.
The first years of the program were dedicated to assessing the farms’ specific needs, designing and constructing goat brigades buildings (goat shed, milk processing room, fodder processing room, fodder storage place, manure pits, etc.) and providing goat rearing equipment. In June 2017, around 15 pure breed goats, male and female of Saanen and Alpine breeds have been delivered to the farms. If all these farms had small-scale goat rearing activities before the project started, the herd increased with the project to around 60 goats per farm, most of them being local Korean breed.
Since the beginning of 2019, the buildings are finished and the farms have almost all necessary goat rearing equipment for 2019 lactating season.
Three international trainings have been organized in the farms:
- One for fodder production and processing (March 2018)
- Two for milk processing ( September 2018 and March 2019)
Three local trainings have been organized on veterinary issues, they covered:
- General goat diseases, prevention and treatment (September 2017)
- Specific common diseases: parasitism and pneumonia (October 2017)
- Nutrition & specific vulnerability of Saanen and Alpine goats (March 2018)
Three other local trainings have been organized on goat management, they covered:
- Goat management in winter – specific diseases (December 2017)
- Baby goat special care and winter management (December 2018)
- Kid delivery, milking and baby goat special care (February 2019)
PUI plans to collaborate with a non-Korean institution or consultant specialized in professional training on goat veterinary. The elected candidate will provide technical support to PUI and ensure one training session on goat veterinary and goat herd management.
The training will focus on goat management practices and veterinary aspects, taking into account farmers’ needs. Goat rearing practices will be enhanced in order to decrease mortality rate – which can be quite high in some farms – and increase milk production.
The training will last 5 days, from September 23rd to September 27th. Due to flight constraints, the Consultant is expecting to stay 7 days in total in the mission, from September 21st to September 28th. He/She will be hosted in Pyongyang from September 21st to September 23rd and from September 27th to September 28th.
This mission will be the subject of a report, subjected to evaluation. During and after the training in DPRK, the consultant will provide several outputs:
- 1 training session guide (including training planning and materials);
- 3 technical factsheets related to training topics and adapted to the audience, including calendars of activities (goat heat, reproduction, delivery, winning, milking)
- Final report.
These outputs will be submitted to:
- The coordination team of the project (PUI’s Head of Project);
- The beneficiaries (4 farms).
PUI can make internal and external use of the consultant’s productions related to this project. Reports or other publications may be used in reports to donors and for capitalization purposes by Korean partners.
Service providers are invited to express their interest and send their offer before August 6th , 2019 by email to PUI’s Project Manager in the DPRK: Simon GONTARD, [email protected], with PUI’s Head of Mission in the DPRK (Amélie GUIOT-ZIMMERMANN, [email protected]) & the Asia Program Officer at PUI headquarters (Martine LIGIER, [email protected]) in cc. During the constitution of their proposal files, the tenderers may send questions and enquiries to the email addresses listed above.
The project document (including the logical framework) as submitted to the donor is available on demand.