Brookside Dairy increases producer milk prices to cushion farmers against COVID-19

KENYA – The leading dairy processing company in East Africa, Brookside Dairy Limited has announced it would pay an additional shilling for every kilo of raw milk supplied to it from Wednesday, 1 April to […]

The dairy industry in Kenya: production capabilities, investments, innovations and trends

KENYA – The dairy industry in Kenya remains one of the most critical sectors of the economy. With rising innovations, investments and sophistication of the sector, the last few years has seen the emergence of […]

New KCC lays off 280 workers at Nyahururu plant to pave way for facility upgrade

KENYA – The New Kenya Co-operative Creameries (KCC), state-owned dairy processor has laid off 280 casual workers at its factory in Nyahururu, Laikipia County in a restructuring move. In a letter dated February 29, Managing […]

Brookside raises producer price of milk seeking to consolidate leadership in the Kenya’s dairy market

KENYA – Dairy farmers have received a major boost after leading processor Brookside increased producer prices of milk by Sh7 per kilo. The new rates, effective mid-January, will see the firm’s raw milk suppliers earn […]

JV to invest US$38m in establishing Rwanda’s first milk powder processing plant

RWANDA – TRIOMF East Africa, a joint venture firm owned by South African and Rwandan investors in collaboration with dairy farmers in Gicumbi District, Northern Province of Rwanda are set to establish a U$38m (Rwf37 […]

FrieslandCampina WAMCO partners IFDC to transform milk production in Nigeria

NIGERIA – FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Nigeria leading dairy processor, has teamed up with the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) in a drive to transform milk production in the country. This follows an agreement signed between the […]

Tanzania forecast 77% increase in milk production to 3.8bn litres by 2022

TANZANIA – Tanzania has projected an increase in annual milk production by 77% from the current production of 2.4 billion litres to 3.8 billion litres within a five year period. Deogratius Mlay, an official from […]

Fonterra appoints Judith Swales as head of Global Consumer and Foodservice

NEW ZEALAND – The New Zealand dairy giant, Fonterra has appointed Judith Swales as the company Chief Operating Officer, Global Consumer and Foodservice effective immediately. Judith Swales was appointed to the role in acting capacity […]

Zim’s Dairibord granted go-ahead to import raw milk in production boost

ZIMBABWE –Dairibord Zimbabwe Limited (DZL), a leading milk and dairy products producer in Zimbabwe, has been granted a special dispensation by the government to import raw milk from Mozambique in a bid to increase production. […]