‘RICH IN CATTLE BUT POOR IN MILK’

Tanzania has a new newspaper – ‘The Citizen’. In its third issue dated September 18 it had a feature on milk spread over its middle pages. Extracts: ‘Tanzania is rich in cattle (about 17 million) but milk production is only 3.3 million litres perday. The average Tanzanian drinks about 26 litres of milk a year (adults prefer beer) compared with 84 litres in Kenya. The article described the ‘pitiable internal market’ because of Tanzanians’ preference for imported milk rather than the local product. But several companies were now adopting innovative programmes to boost sales of local milk. Royal Dairy Products Ltd. had started delivering door to door in Dar es Salaam. Thank you Frederick Longino for sending us a copy of this new publication – Editor.

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