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 […]

Only six firms will be allowed to import milk in Nigeria, CBN says

NIGERIA – The Central Bank of Nigeria has given approval to six dairy companies to import milk into the country. CBN in a statement signed by Director, Trade and Exchange Department, Dr Ozoemena Nnaji said […]

Zimbabwe’s milk processors Dairibord, Tavistock enter into a strategic alliance

ZIMBABWE – Dairibord Zimbabwe Ltd (DZL), Zimbabwe’s largest milk processor has entered into a strategic alliance and share subscription agreement with its single largest supplier of raw milk, Tavistock Estate Limited. This development will see […]

Kenya to impose 16% VAT on Ugandan milk in bid to curb illegal importation

KENYA – Kenya has resolved to impose 16 percent value added tax (VAT) on milk imports from Uganda as part of measures to protect local dairy farmers and calm the simmering trade tensions between the […]

Arla develops artificial intelligence tool to predict milk supply

DENMARK – The Danish dairy company, Arla Foods has developed a new artificial intelligence tool which is able to predict the amount of milk produced and supplied by farmers to the cooperative. Arla can now […]

Muller targets 25% sugar reduction across its branded yogurt portfolio

UK – Muller UK & Ireland has announced that it targets 25% sugar reduction across its branded yogurt portfolio including Müller Corner and Müllerlight by June 2020. This is in line with Public Health England’s […]