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Monday, March 28, 2011

Featured publications: Milk hygiene training manuals and handouts in Assamese and Hindi

"Getting good quality milk from your cow": This manual in Assamese is part of a set of training materials in Assamese and Hindi produced for dairy farmers in Assam, India.

A DFID-funded project on enhancing traditional dairy value chains in Assam, India has produced training materials in the local Assamese and Hindi languages, targeted for use in training dairy farmers and traders on basic techniques of milk hygiene and quality.

India is currently the world's leading milk producer, with the traditional dairy sector playing a significant role in processing and marketing of milk. However, quality assurance in the traditional dairy markets is often a challenge due to inappropriate milk handling practices and poor hygiene.

The training materials were produced collaboratively by staff from the Capacity Strengthening Unit and the Market Opportunities theme of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI); the Directorate of Dairy Development of the Government of Assam; and a non-governmental organization, Fellowship for Agri-Resource Management and Entrepreneurship Research (FARMER), based in Guwahati, Assam.

There are two sets of manuals with five modules each, and nine handouts.

Download the training materials.

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