Milk it for all you can
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CTA. 2001. Milk it for all you can. Spore 96. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The growth of the dairy sector in many ACP countries, welcome as it is in terms of producers income and consumers nutrition, is full of challenges. Among them are issues of marketing, regularity of supplies from producers and delivery to...
The growth of the dairy sector in many ACP countries, welcome as it is in terms of producers income and consumers nutrition, is full of challenges. Among them are issues of marketing, regularity of supplies from producers and delivery to markets, health and hygiene, storage and management. In a word, the core issue is formalisation. What used to be an informal sector, with its short but uncontrolled networks of delivery to small numbers of customers is now faced with the task of organising itself. This includes making contracts with producers, suppliers, transporters and sales outlets; setting up and implementing rigid procedures for storage and processing of milk products; and safe distribution. These major points were all raised during a study visit to the dairy sector in Mali undertaken by 18 representatives of dairy enterprises, milk processors and support agencies in early October 2001. Participants from eight countries in West and Central Africa spent 12 days visiting milk collection points, dairies, bottling plants, and cheese and yoghurt producers and discussing future directions for their work. They highlighted the value of sharing experiences and launched an African Milk forum to continue their discussions by email. The visited was organised for CTA by Gret (and local partners, Sénéconseils and Service Plus) who will be a focal point for the follow-up activities. Gret Pôle Alimentation FCA 213 rue La Fayette, 75010 Paris, France Fax: +33 1 4005 6110 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org