In Asia, milk production has almost tripled, from about 110 million tons in 1990 to nearly 300 million tons in 2013—accounting for more than 80 percent of the world’s increase in milk supplies during that time.
High taxation could be hampering efforts to promote the consumption of dairy products in Tanzania.
The Tanzania government is committed to addressing challenges associated with milk production and marketing so that more dairy farmers will benefit from the country’s growing dairy sector.
Greater awareness on the health benefits of milk and dairy products is needed to raise their consumption in Tanzania.
This week, from 23 to 25 September 2015, the Eastern and Southern Africa Dairy Association in collaboration with dairy industry stakeholders will be hosting the 11th African Dairy Conference and Exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya.
The East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project, a regional dairy industry development program, has received USD1.5million grant from Elanco Animal Health to support on-going dairy development work in Tanzania and East Africa.
Writing in the November 2014 issue of Rural 21, Isabelle Baltenweck argues that the growing global demand for animal products also offers poor livestock keepers the opportunity to switch from the subsistence to the market economy.