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Technical and investment guidelines for milk cooling centres










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    Milk Producer Group Resource Book
    A practical guide to assist milk producer groups
    2004
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    This “Milk Producer Group Resource Book” is part of a series of practical field guides for people working in small-scale dairying in developing countries. These field guides are produced by the Animal Production and Health Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Milk producers can increase their income and utilise their skills and resources better if they are working in groups. This book aims to promote the organization of small-scale milk collection and processing as a sustainable, income-generating activity for household food security. It also tries to be a means to improving the safety, quantity and quality of milk and milk products available for consumers in developing countries. The intended readers are (future) leaders of milk producer groups, extension workers, project staff and group promoters who are working to set up milk producer groups, and those developing already existing groups at village level in rural areas. Some excellent FAO booklets exist on working with small groups (see information sources and references). They complement this book which has been written specifically for milk producer groups. This Milk producer group resource book aims to play a role in poverty alleviation in developing countries in a gender sensitive and sustainable way. Participation is a key pillar of the strategies promoted throughout the book without gender, age, race, social class or any other bias (see also chapter 6, page 65).
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    Costs and Benefits of Clean Energy Technologies in Kenya’s Milk Value Chain 2018
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    This policy brief summarizes the policy recommendations stemming from the FAO Investing in Sustainable Energy Technologies for the Agrifood Sector (INVESTA) project. Here the focus is on how to foster investment and adoption of biogas digesters for power generattion, biogas domestic milk chillers and solar milk coolers in Kenya.
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    A Review of Milk Production in Bangladesh with Particular Emphasis on Small-Scale Producers 2004
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    The purpose of the study is to assess the economics of dairy farming in Bangladesh and the prospects for improving the dairy income for small-scale producers, which currently form the backbone of the dairy industry. The document begins with a general overview of milk production in the country, followed by a detailed study of dairy farming in the in the northern district of Sirajganj. The study applies a method of farm-level economic analysis developed by the International Farm Comparison Ne twork (IFCN) which is based on the concept of ‘typical farms’. Three farm types were identified as ‘typical’ in the district and were subjected to detailed analysis: A two cow farm with 0.4 ha of land, a ten cow farm with 1.6 ha of land and a 25 cow farm with 1.8 ha of land. Each farm is described in detail with assets, production costs, profits and other economic information presented both graphically and in the text. Preliminary estimates of the margins in the dairy chain are provided. Th e study concludes that milk production from bovines in Bangladesh is not competitive internationally and that under a liberal trade regime for dairy products dairy farmers in Bangladesh are unlikely to fully benefit from the vast increase in milk demand predicted to occur over the next ten years unless productivity is significantly improved.

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