A pilot project was held in October 2008 by PENHA, the FAO, the United Nations and Oxfam Netherlands.
About 30 pastoralists were introduced to new feeding techniques. By closely chopping mesquite pods, sorghum and sesame cake, along with urea and molasses, the animal's diets could be improved. Results showed increased milk yields and better animal health and weight. Participants were given hand operated table size choppers.