From camel milk to yoghurt, cheese and ice-cream

Moyale Camel Milk Dairy Society Cooperative member displays their packaged dairy products on February 16,2021. I Jacob Walter
Packaged dairy products of Moyale Camel Milk Dairy Society Cooperative
Photo credit: Jacob Walter

What you need to know:

  • Recognised as a super food, camel milk is low in lactose, allowing it to be digested by people with dairy intolerance.
  • The cooperative is focused on value addition, and plans to start producing camel milk ice-cream, yoghurt and cheese.

Camels are a prized possession for pastoralist communities. Their ability to resist harsh and prolonged drought makes them one of the biggest assets among these communities.
Although mostly common in Mandera, Garissa, Wajir and parts of upper Eastern in Marsabit and Turkana, camel farming has been spreading to other parts such as Samburu, Meru, Laikipia, Kajiado and Narok.

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