Climate Smart Dairy Enterprises for Sustainable Access to Quality Milk
THEME: Improving Sustainability and Food Security of Urban Markets
DATE: Monday, March 27
TIME: 10:15 AM
LOCATION: Ballroom 1
The Kiambu Dairy Project is sustainably increasing the production of quality milk in Kiambu County, which borders Nairobi, one of the fastest growing cities in East Africa. There is an increasing demand for milk resulting to 84% of the milk produced in Kenya being sold raw to consumers, this is against the Kenya Dairy Board standards. This session will include information on the climate-smart dairy production system implemented by the project as well as the business model in which smallholders use a dairy cooperative to collectively pasteurize the milk and sell to small shop owners in low income parts of the city. The small shops have automated milk dispensers commonly referred to as “Milk ATMs” and are registered by the Dairy Board of Kenya. The use of the Milk ATMs has reduced the cost of pasteurized milk for low income urban populations by removing the packaging costs and has also improved milk hygiene by reducing the number of unregistered milk hawkers in the cities.
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