September 2012, updated September 2012
Nestlé has engaged in a partnership with the East African Dairy Development Board (EADD) for two years to help them to secure increased and sustainable milk production in Kenya and Uganda.
Nestlé advises dairy farmers on feeding, breeding and milking practices. Food safety management is at the core of the training programme, across the value chain from farm to processor. Nestle both provides technical assistance and audits the two factories involved – KCC and Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Ltd – on quality control and food safety management issues to ensure the safety and quality of products according to Nestlé standards.
Implementation of improved agricultural practices will increase farmers’ yields, in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goal to eradicate hunger and poverty. This should benefit some 155 000 families in Kenya and Uganda. As a result of these revised agricultural practices, the real income of dairy farmers is expected to double over a period of 10 years.
The EADD identifies farmers and issues at farm level and will produce a survey of the current liquid milk handling practices in place. While the EADD provides financial assistance, Nestlé implements the project through the provision of technical assistance.
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