Kenya seeks India Assistance on Dairy Business04 June 2014
KENYA - In a view to implement dairy success in their country, Kenya Dairy Farmer Foundation (KDFF) and East Africa Dairy Development Project of Heifer International has sought assistance from the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Gujarat based apex dairy development body in India.
The Kenyan delegation has sought help on forming cooperatives for milk procurement, processing and marketing from NDDB.
Richard Kiprono Tuwei, Chairman, Kenya Dairy Farmer Foundation (KDFF) accompanied by a five member delegation along with members of East Africa Dairy Development Project of Heifer International visited NDDB on 28 May 2014.
The delegation held meeting with T Nandkumar, Chairman, NDDB and requested assistance in exploring the prospects of organizing milk cooperative for procurement, processing and marketing in Kenya.
The delegation also 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 said.
The statement further said that discussions were also held on the innovations introduced by NDDB in animal breeding, health and nutrition which could contribute to increasing productivity.
NDDB briefed the delegation about its 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.
They were briefed about NDDB's Centre for Analysis and Learning in Livestock and Food (CALF) and other wholly- owned subsidiaries of NDDB.
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