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Dairy Asia Brochure

DAIRY ASIA AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALSThe Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the world leaders in September 2015represent the aspirations of a global community in addressing a wide range of global issues, includingeradication of hunger and poverty, health, climate

The Asian Dairy Challenge

Dairy is the third most economically important agricultural commodity in Asia and the region accounts for more than 35 percent of global milk production. World milk production is projected to increase by 175 Mt (23%) by 2024 compared to the

Milk testing and Quality Control

Milk testing and quality control is an essential component of any milk processing industry whether small, medium or large scale. Milk being made up of 87% water is prone to adulteration by unscrupulous middlemenand unfaithful farm workers. Moreover, its high

Milk Testing and Payment Systems

This “Milk Testing and Payment Systems Resource Book” is part of a series of practical field guides for people working in small-scale dairyingin developing countries. These field guides are produced by the livestockgroup, of the Animal Production and Health Division

Milk Quality Control

The cow’s udder is an organ divided into four separate quarters containing a complex network of various sized ducts, blood vessels, secretory cells and muscle tissue. Each quarter has one teat with its own separate mammary gland, which makes transfer

Milk and Milk Products Marketing

Until recently the dairy industry in Kenya was characterised by one major processor, the Kenya Co-operative Creameries (KCC). Before liberalisation of the dairy industry in 1992, KCC enjoyed a near monopoly of the Kenya Dairy market. With the emergence of

On Improved Feeding of Dairy Cattle by Smallholder Farmers

It has been observed that the milk production by smallholder dairyfarmers during the dry season is significantly reduced. During thatperiod, which might last up to six months per year, the quantity of milk,which the average farmer is able to sell