By THE CITIZENMore by this AuthorDAR ES SALAAM,Livestock keepers should prepare to exploit the Kenyan milk market as the industry regulator has announced that the country is planning to import 200 million litres from East Africa. The Chinese agency quoted Ms Margaret Kibogy, the Managing Director of Kenya Dairy Board (KDB), as saying Kenya is not self-sufficient in production due to rising consumption fuelled by rising incomes and urbanisation. “We typically rely on the EAC trading bloc, which has a liberalised trading to meet the consumer demand for milk,” Ms Kibogy told Xinhua during the AgriFi Food Safety Programme forum. DROUGHT EFFECTSAccording to the regulator, Kenya processed approximately 648 million litres of milk in 2018. She noted that Kenya’s milk sector is susceptible to changing weather patterns due to over-reliance on rain for pasture for livestock.
Source: Daily Nation April 19, 2019 15:45 UTC