Dairy Development in Kenya - Food and Agriculture.
Farmers can likewise make their own particular concentrates, for example, dairy meal. This will essentially diminish the cost of farming. There are new advances that assistance lessen the cost of feeds for dairy farming in Kenya, for example, hydroponics fodder where fodder is planted without water and is prepared in only 6 days.
Dairy farming is the keeping of cattle for milk production. It is practised on large scale in the Central and Rift Valley and small scale in other parts of the country like Eastern,Coast and Western. 20% of Kenya's milk comes from large scale and 80% from small scale farmers.
Section 2 of the paper provides a brief review of literature on the Kenyan dairy sector. Section 3 describes data and methods, while results are discussed in section 4. Summary and conclusions are presented in section 5, and policy recommendations are outlined in section 6. Productivity Trends and Performance of Dairy Farming in Kenya.
Dairy Development in Kenya. By Frans Ettema. The Kenyan Dairy Sector Kenya’s dairy industry is private sector driven. It is the largest agricultural sub-sector and contributes 4% to GDP (KDB, MoALF 2012). The sector is dynamic with high growth figures of marketed milk and investments by dairy societies and.
With support and technical assistance from the USAID-funded Feed the Future Kenya Innovation Engine, the scale was developed and deployed by Kenyan firm Amtech Technologies Limited. Ever since, EASYMA 6.0 has been transforming dairy farmers’ lives in Kenya’s Nandi and Bomet counties.
Dairy farming can be practiced on a piece of land ranging from 0.1-1,000,000 acres, depending on the scale of farming. This is the first requirement that any prospective farmer ought to meet. Identifying The Right Livestock Breeds. There is diversity of dairy cows in Kenya including both local and exotic breeds.
Dairy Farming in Kenya 2015. 1.4K likes. Farmer need knowledge, skills and management capacities.