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Dairy Processors Milking Farmers Dry

27 December 2019

KENYA - Ten years ago, for every litre that a farmer sold to milk processors, they were paid Sh28.

The firms would refine the milk and extract cream, butter, ghee and cheese. All these valued by-products would then find their way to supermarket shelves.

In the case of the consumers, for every half-litre packet of milk sold at various retail stores across the country, they paid an average of Sh33 or Sh66 for a litre in 2009.

However, last year, milk processors paid farmers on average Sh35 per litre of raw milk, Sh7 more than the Sh28 they paid in 2009.

Meanwhile, consumers forked out an additional Sh38 for the same quantity of processed milk, according to official data.

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Source: The Standard

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