Review of published and unpublished literature and data.Discussion with various stakeholders in the dairy sector and inschool milk programmes in both the countries.
Historically milk has been a major cause offoodborne illness.Wide range of pathogenic bacteria areassociated with milk and milk products.
Close proximity to majorcities allows fresh milk &premium cheese, yogurt &ice cream within a 5-6 daycold chain. Large river-fed plateaus &high rainfall provide largestgrazing resource in EastAsia.
Continuing strong positive outlook for global dairy industrybut increased volatility in international prices. Rapidly declining common resource base and growing feedcosts.
A web platform should be established for the ADN in the short termwhich gives public access to information on the dairy sector in allmember countries.In the long term ADN should organize a biennial conference with theaim to reach the entire
Growing production and stagnant per capita consumption. Isthere a need to stimulate consumption? Why and how?Should regional and national policy promote self-sufficiency, orcontinue to depend significantly on imports under an argumentof differential comparative advantage?
Development of modern dairy industry (mainlycooperative): product development, efficiency,mergers into larger unitsDevelopment of modern feed industry(cooperative and private)Development of breeding programmes (AI,progeny testing, DHI programs) Improved access to finance for farmers andcompanies (cooperative agricultural bank).
Stocking capacity: Is the farm carrying too many stock for the available forage supplies? On-farm forage production: How much of the farm’s annual forage requirements must be purchased?
Facilitate an increase in productivity, quality andprofitability, in an environmentally sustainable manner, atall points along the dairy value chain in Asia.Facilitate the collection and dissemination of high qualityinformation and knowledge relevant to dairy developmentin Asia.