Sh37.5million programme set to boost women smallholder dairy farmers

A dairy farmer feeds her cows in a farm in Elburgon, Nakuru County. Many smallholder dairy farmers in the country still remain constrained by low quantity and quality of feeds.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Kenya has the highest per capita consumption of milk in Africa
  • The new collaboration is expected to have an immediate impact on the lives of Kenyan women smallholder farmers.
  • At least 800,000 smallholder farmers in Kenya depend on dairy farming for their livelihoods. 

At least 5,000 women smallholder dairy farmers from six counties in the country are set to benefit from a new partnership targeted at boosting their milk production, enhance income and ease the annual 2.2 billion litre shortage of dairy products in the country.

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