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TABLE OF CONTENTS  1.0 Introduction                                                                                                                            .......................................................................................................................      3 Back ground- origin and history .............................................................................................. 4 1.2 Context – Meru County ...................................................................................................... 4 1.3 Meru Goat Breeders Association- (MGBA) structure, mission and objectives........................... 6  Box 1: Map of Kenya showing Meru County                                                                                    ...............................................................................      6  Box 2: Organization levels at MGBA                                                                                                ...........................................................................................      7 1.4. Partnership Arrangements ................................................................................................ 7  1.4.1 Map of actors                                                                                                                            .......................................................................................................................      7  Box 3:  MGBA’s vision, mission and objectives                                                                               ...........................................................................      8 1.5. Activities of MGBA............................................................................................................. 8

2.0 The Innovation                                                                                                                       ..................................................................................................................      9 2.1 Technical issuesaround the innovation .............................................................................. 9  2.1.1 MGBA breeding plan                                                                                                                ............................................................................................................      9  2.1.2 .Breeding plan for ¾ Toggernburg dairy goat                                                                           .......................................................................      9  Box 4: Breeding stages                                                                                                                      ..................................................................................................................      9  Box 5: Comparison of attributes                                                                                                      .................................................................................................       10 2.2 Learning points from the experience and innovation.......................................................... 11  Box 6. What do we learn from this case?                                                                                         .....................................................................................       11 2.3 The group system............................................................................................................. 11  2.3.1 Advantages of being in a group                                                                                              ..........................................................................................       12  2.3.2 Gender and the role of women                                                                                                ............................................................................................       12

3.0 Achievements, challenges and the future                                                                           ......................................................................       13 3.1 Achievements .................................................................................................................. 13 3.2 Challenges....................................................................................................................... 14 3.2 The future........................................................................................................................ 15

4.0 Additional reading and references                                                                                     ................................................................................       16

1.0 Introduction 

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Case 5 Meru Goat Breeders Association  
Case 5 Meru Goat Breeders Association  

Case 5 Meru Goat Breeders Association

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