The Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ) in collaboration with AgriProFocus and SNV Netherlands Development Agency conducted a research last year to validate key lobby issues identified at the two regional dairy stakeholders platforms held in Monze and Choma.
The research established that the Zambian dairy industry is characterised with high cost of production for raw milk and high cost of dairy breeding stock.
It is from this background that the Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ) in collaboration with AgriProFocus, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and Oxfam is holding a National Dairy Debate Platform to discuss the issues with government, find joint solutions and agree on joint actions to address the challenges affecting the Zambian dairy industry.
The theme of the National Dairy Debate platform is “Enhancing Competitiveness of the Local Dairy Industry”.
For information on how to be part of this event, please contact Mr. Kapoche Mwale - firstname.lastname@example.org (Dairy Assoc... Read more
We did it in Poultry and we did it in Horticulture, now AgriProFocus in partnership with EKN bring you a a video on the investment opportunities in the Dairy sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian dairy value chain players and Dutch dairy and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia.
The Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ) Weekly Updates.
DAZ SUBMITS 2016 TAX AND NON TAX PROPOSALS
The Dairy Association of Zambia submitted its 2016 Tax and Non Tax proposals to the Ministry of Finance via ZNFU for consideration as government prepares next year’s national budget. Notable submissions include; introduction of export duty on maize bran, wheat bran, sunflower and cotton cake ;removal of VAT on all dairy equipment and machinery; Zero rating of milk, feed phosphate, amino acids, limestone flour and salt; elimination of the minimum tax value (MTV) system imposed on UHT juices among others.
DAZ HOLDS REGIONAL MEETINGS
DAZ last month held two regional meetings in Luanshya and Choma last month on the 24th and 28th July respectively. The meeting was attended by over 90 participated; including representatives of processors and cooperatives. Key issues highlighted included: high cost of production (due to high input cost especially feed); low raw milk price; increased mil... Read more
The Dairy Learning Lab is a 2 day training opportunity for dairy professionals who train farmers and processors in the dairy sector. The learning lab aims to share training materials, to review these materials and methods among peers and to jointly improve access to training materials and improve existing training practices.
Today marks the first day of the learning lab, being held at Golden Valley Research Trust in Chisamba, Zambia and is focusing on roughage for dairy production. Participants at this learning lab include; the Dairy Association of Zambia, Agri-Vet Africa, various dairy cooperatives, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre and Livestock Services Cooperative Society, among others.
Look out for more information and the outcomes of this Dairy Learning Lab here.
The picture below shows the PUM Netherlands Senior Expert at GART, sharin... Read more