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Saturday, May 15, 2004

Kenya Dairy Policy Forum held in Nairobi

Research results from the Smallholder Dairy Project were shared at a national dairy policy forum held in Nairobi on 8 May 2004. The meeting brought together officials from the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development, the Kenya Dairy Board, NGOs, researchers and small-scale dairy farmers and traders.

The research findings covered various aspects of dairy policy in Kenya. Presentations centred on demand patterns, employment, competitiveness, public health, nutrition and the policy environment in Kenya's dairy sector.

A series of policy briefs on the topics presented were launched to convey SDP’s research findings and policy implications to a wider audience. Copies of these policy briefs are available for download at the project website

Kenya's Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Development (MoLFD), Joseph Munyao, addresses the forum. Seated (L to R): Bruce Scott (Director of Partnerships and Communication, ILRI), Machira Gichohi (Managing Director, Kenya Dairy Board [KDB]), Reuben Chesire (Chairman, KDB), Harry Mule (Permanent Secretary, MoLFD), Romano Kiome (Director, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute) and Julius Kiptarus (Director, MoLFD).