In a bid to promote dairy business in Kenya, Kenya Dairy Farmer Foundation (KDFF) and East Africa Dairy Development Project of Heifer International sought assistance from the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) on forming cooperatives for milk procurement, processing and marketing.

A high-profile delegation led by Richard Kiprono Tuwei, Chairman, KDFF accompanied by a five member delegation from KDFF and East Africa Dairy Development Project of Heifer International visited NDDB, Anand on May 28. The delegation held discussions with Shri T Nandkumar, Chairman, NDDB.

The delegation requested NDDB to assist in exploring the prospects of organising milk cooperatives for procurement, processing and marketing in Kenya. Also they sought need-based assistance in training and capacity building for milk producers and other stake holders. The Chairman, NDDB agreed to provide support for the same, a statement reads.

The discussions were held on the innovations introduced by NDDB in Animal Breeding, Health and Nutrition which could contribute to increasing productivity. The delegation was also briefed about NDDB's training modules and contributions of the Engineering services to the dairy sector in the country. Initiatives taken by NDDB for balanced Ration and reduction of methane emission, Urea Molasses Block Production, Mineral Mixture and Bypass Protein were explained.

(This article was published on May 29, 2014)
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