Tanzania, Jan 15 – Tanzania milk production is set to rise by 3.5 per cent in the next three years. Steady measures have been put in place to actualize the dream, by meeting the required quality standards and delivering the best to the market. Tanga Fresh has already buckled up to better the dairy farming practices as well to boost milk production and equip the dairy farmers with necessary skills for an improved status.
There has been an annual demand of milk and its products over the years, but poor farming practices have down played the growth of the industry. Despite unfair milk prices offered to the dairy farmers and hence affecting the consumer prices, there remains a demand for the milk products as well. These differences will bring the Producer Organization and farmers together to work for the good of the market.
Tanga Fresh has expanded its factory to accommodate more litres of milk and increase the production of milk products. The leading dairy production in the country hopes to improve its processing equipment to enhance effectiveness in its operations.
There are plans to offer the farmers farming skills to produce quality milk and keep their dairy cows healthy. They are prepared to give them quality services as well at affordable prices to improve their dairy activities.
With a wider market expected to be reached, both ends need to tie their loose knots to meet the demands for their products. With more know-how, the farmers will have the capacity to produce more for the factory. Health services have been the main barriers affecting the milk acidity and density another barrier faced by farmers.
Kenya dairy farmers have for long decried the unfair milk prices that has made most farmers opt to sell to individual customer, milk bars and private consumers. The country has not been on the forefront as a net exporter of milk due to low production but will bounce back once new managers get on the helm. Tanzania is moving ahead of its neighbouring, to be a competitive milk exporter.