East African Dairy Project

Location: Kenya

Impact Area

  • Nutrition
  • Water
  • Rural Development
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Compliance
  • Community engagement
  • Gender balance & diversity
Sep 18, 2012, updated September 2012

East African Dairy Project
FOOD SAFETY:Dairy farmers in Kenya receive technical advice through Nestlé’s partnership with the East African Dairy Development Board.

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.

Programme description

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. Nestlé 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.

Value to Society

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.

Value to Nestlé

Next Steps

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.