Problems facing dairy farming in Kenya

The following are Problems facing dairy farming in Kenya

  • Stiff competition from imported milk and milk products and from alternative land uses e.g. horticulture, tea and coffee
  • High incidences of pests and diseases e.g. ticks, foot and mouth, rinderpest that reduce the quality of dairy cattle thus low milk yield
  • High costs of farm inputs has limited and minimized the mechanization of the dairy farms.
  • Poor management of dairy cooperatives results to misappropriation of funds leading to delayed payments that lowers the farmers’ initiatives.
  • Prolonged and abrupt droughts that lower the quality/quantity of pasture resulting to low yields.
  • Poor roads that is impassable during the rainy season. This leads to delays in delivery of milk to the creameries

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