Uganda: Traditional Milk Areas Stagger

UGANDA - THE dairy industry in Uganda is about to make the critical turn for the better, but the northern and eastern parts of the country that were traditional milk producers remain a sore to be addressed.
calendar icon 12 February 2008
clock icon 1 minute read
After years of insurgency and insecurity, milk production in areas of Teso, Lago, Acholi and Karamoja declined to near absolute. And while the rest of the country has seen tremendous revivals in areas of diary farming skills, processing techniques and marketing, the northern and eastern regions present a challenge to industry planners and developers.

Speaking to Business Power recently, Dr Nathan Twinamasiko, the executive director of Dairy Development Authority, said the two regions call for special attention if the national dairy industry is to achieve maximum and unified growth.

"We have a formidable challenge to stimulate production and promote marketing of milk and milk products in the milk deficit regions of northern and eastern Uganda," Dr. Twinamasiko said.

He said milk handling at farm level and the informal market requires a lot of improvement particularly in the hygiene and type of equipment. Dairy Development Authority (DDA) with support of development partners has move to promote hygienic milk production and handling at all levels of the dairy value chain.

© 2000 - 2023 - Global Ag Media. All Rights Reserved | No part of this site may be reproduced without permission.