oa Dairy Mail Africa : Publication for the Dairy Industry in Africa - Production prospects improving - : processing

Volume 5, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1818-9083



Growth in milk production slowed down in Africa last year owing to the drought. Consequently, a number of livestock dried in northern parts of Kenya. This was attributed to the cumulative effect of poor rainfall and droughts in pastoral and marginal cropping areas in the East African region, as well as civil unrest, population displacement, disruption to markets and high food prices. In addition, the global economic meltdown affected production, as most farmers were unable to procure inputs. Nevertheless, milk production is expected to increase by 2% this year.

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