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Status and Prospects for Small holder Milk Production A Global Perspective (2010)

It is estimated that almost 150 million farm households, i.e. more than 150 million people, are engaged in milk production, the majority of them in developing countries. Annual milk consumption growth rates in these countries averaged 3.5 to 4.0 percent over the decade 1995-2005, at least double the growth rates of 1.4 to 2.0 percent for major staple foods over the same period. Therefore, if properly directed, dairy sector development could serve as a powerful tool for reduction poverty.