Kenya’s Dairy Board Embarks On Steps To Double Milk Production

The Dairy Board of Kenya is conducting public participation to get views that will guide in the amendment of a law that was set in 1958 and that will empower farmers to double milk production.

Kenya Dairy Board chairman Genesis Mugo observed that the existing law was not aligned with the Constitution and County government structure.

Speaking after collecting views in Embu from farmers who operate within Kirinyaga and Embu Counties, Mugo said the government through the Kenya Dairy Board is envisaging doubling the milk production to help farmers get more benefits.

He said the objective of the Dairy Board is to create more jobs through the export of milk to already available markets abroad.

Mugo added that the new law will create an enabling environment for farmers to produce enough for local consumption and be able to export where marketing is also taken care of by the new proposed law.

He also noted that the Government had shown the will to empower milk farmers in Embu following a proposal to upgrade the Runyejes milk cooling plant to a fully-fledged processing plant.