Milking to Potential course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 May 2019 to 31 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Wageningen University and Research - Milking to Potential course

13th to 31th May 2019

Full scholarship application deadline : 16/10/2018

3 weeks in a friendly and international environment to discover the Dutch dairy sector, to learn to encompass the multiple aspects of dairy systems, and to design transition paths that are socially, economically and ecologically balanced.

The course is conceived for dairy professionals from all around the world and full scholarships are available.

Learn more on :

Hope to see you soon in the Netherlands!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 22 August 2018 at 10:26

Dear members,

Agripoort is a Dutch trading company, specialized in used milking systems and milk coolingtanks.

Besides dairy equipment we have machinery like diesel waterpumps and generators.

If you are in the need of a milking system or another product, please visit our website: or our facebook page.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 12 August 2018 at 05:31

  New simple but very strong pasteurizer for a client in Holland  

Ugandan Community in the Netherlands Dit lijkt me een goede voor Uganda. 

5 months 1 week ago

Posted By in Dairy Uganda
Posted 29 June 2018 at 08:06

'Increased milk production with low consumption'

From 2.08 billion litres of milk produced in 2015, milk production in Uganda has increased to 2.5 billion litres in 2017/2018. This represents an annual milk production growth rate of six percent, according to Uganda Dairy Development Authority.

June marks the Dairy Month. This year’s celebrations are under the theme “Gender Inclusion for Wealth and Health in Milk Production and Consumption.” The theme is acknowledging women’s significant contribution to the dairy sub sector in particular and agriculture in general plus to food security and the country’s GDP. This is in addition to promoting efforts to attain Sustainable Development Goal five aimed to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

But, Dr. Kabirizi says for women and dairy farmers in general to boost milk production even further in Uganda, animal feeding and disease control management must improve.

The problem we have is that the inputs ar

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 29 May 2018 at 10:15

Taxes in milk sector should apply to all:

Loose milk is not taxed and is left on the market cheaply.

Uganda's milk industry has undeniably had some good growth in the last five years. It is one sector that has seen a lot of growth amidst challenges such as disease, high taxes and difficult access to milk supply points; among others.

Fresh Diary Director for milk procurement; John Gethi explained that taxes feed into milk prices which in turn increases milk prices on the market and encourages the problem of loose milk. Loose milk is unprocessed milk which is not taken to the factories for processing and thus cuts on the amount of milk that ends up in factories which effectively reduces their capacity to satisfy the market demands; and therefore the high pricing. Loose milk is exonerated from taxation yet the rest of the milk companies are subjected to annual taxes; Gethi believes loose milk should also be subject to taxes to even the playing field as they all look at the same consumers. The

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 17 May 2018 at 12:53

SNV Zambia's Dairy Value Chain Project's 1st Edition Newsletter!

We are proud to announce the Zambia Dairy Value Chain Project's (ZDVCP) first newsletter. The newsletter serves to give updates of the progress of the work they are doing with Dairy farmers in the Southern Province of Zambia to increase their competitiveness.

The project is being implemented by SNV one of our network founding members, funded by GIZ, commissioned by the Federal Republic of Germany under the Green Innovations Centers Programme of the One World No Hunger Special Initiative.



Posted By in Dairy Uganda
Posted 1 May 2018 at 01:08

Ghee processing unit a joy to dairy farmers

Dairy farmers in Western Uganda are known for processing ghee from milk. However most people engaged in processing ghee have been doing it using a rudimentary method. They have been isolating fats from cow milk before fermenting to process it into ghee using calabashes.


A group science graduates from Makerere University have ventured into inventing a local fabricated machine to process oil obtained from milk into ghee. Winnie Buryo who has been into ghee processing for more than 10 years is a beneficiary of the machinery called Ize Chan. She narrates how the equipment operates.

I have been using traditional methods to process ghee, she says. However when Buryo heard about scientists from smallholder fortunes engaged in fabricating milk cooling equipment, she decided to get sensitization about this machinery called evakuula. 
But since her target was to get a modern ghee processing equipment which the same team were fabricating, she deci

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 12 January 2018 at 09:52

Hello everyone,

I am Innocent Karuranga,  the owner and the Managing Director of Cavabon ltd. This is my company that is producing cheese especially goat and related products. I am a conscientious and professional person with an extensive experience in Dairy Sector. I am very happy to inform you about our products and services. You can also visit us in Karongi district or contact us to supply our products to you.

Karuranga Innocent

Telephone: +250 788522785


P O Box. 3677 Kigali, Rwanda.

Find our attached flyer below :

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thank you very much for sharing with us Innocent Karuranga! I advise you to use the search portal and follow other stakeholders working in cheese production!

1 year 1 week ago

Isadeva Sri Talagune Hi,I am from Sri Lanka ,I am interested in your cheese pl,let me know your price of your product s

1 year 1 week ago

ELYSEE NSHOKEYINKA hello isadeva how can we get the market of cheese there ? here in Rwanda we have a lot  production .

1 year 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 27 September 2017 at 10:50


Mabiru Almas Please i really need this one.send to me the email price

1 year 3 months ago

BERNARD MAINA Mabiru AlmasThank you for your response.Please check your email.I have responded to your inquiries. feel free to contact me on +254712020352/+254736271503 - Bernard Irungu ( Business development Officer)

1 year 3 months ago

MUWANGUZI SAMUEL tell the termsand pirce

1 year 2 months ago

BERNARD MAINA Hello Muwanguzi. Please contact me +254712020352/+254736271503. I give you the necessary information😀

1 year 2 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 20 July 2017 at 06:03

East Africa Regional Grain Trade Analysis for the Week Ending 21st July 2017

Maize (9,489MT) was the highest traded commodity in the region in the week ending 21st July 2017, a decrease from the previous week (11,304MT). The price of maize is on a decline across all Kenyan markets, as many parts of the country have started harvesting fresh maize. The Government of Kenya’s promise to import more maize at a much lower price seems to have finally pushed the price of maize on a downward trend. Zambians and Malawi traders continue looking at exporting maize to Kenya, which seems to offer a much more favourable price, despite unconfirmed reports of Tanzania’s continual barriers towards Kenyan imports from Southern Africa region. Maize wholesale prices were highest in South Sudan, Juba Ksh83($0.80)/kg, and Burundi Gitega, Ksh72($0.69)/kg. The lowest prices were in Tanzania, Mbeya Ksh21($0.20)/kg and Uganda, Kampala Ksh24($23)/kg. Kenya reported the following wholesale prices Kisumu, Ksh60($0.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 22 June 2017 at 12:44

Why Cow Milk is so Good for Humans!

Good nutrition is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Milk is one of the most important, complete foods available, as it is an excellent source of vital vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and minerals needed for building and maintaining strong and healthy bodies. Although milk is important for the growth of young children, milk and milk products should form part of the entire family's daily diet. The nutrients found in cow milk are well absorbed by the body and are vital for strong bones and good health.

Extract from Dairy Association of Zambia Newsletter: April-May 2017

MUWANGUZI SAMUEL Thanks Janine , for that matter it also running several projects within Ugandan partnering with Master card ,youthalive  & EAYIP

1 year 5 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 June 2017 at 07:55

Heifer launches Tanzania School Milk Program 

Since 2008, our Tanzania program has focused on helping dairy farmers increase milk production. And we’ve seen incredible success with demand for milk rising at a rate of 7 percent per year.

Now, we are broadening that focus to create more viable and diverse markets for these farmers. With the help of our farmers, government agencies, and school districts, we’ve created a school milk feeding program to encourage a generation of milk-drinkers and increase the well-being and nutrition of eager students. It will also create and expand a reliable market to deliver milk to kids in need of the vitamins and minerals milk provides.

Milk will be collected from farmers in the East Africa Dairy Development project, then processed into 8-ounce packages.

Packaged milk will then be distributed to school children ages 9 and younger.

Delivery will occur each day of the 200-day school year to 10,000 children in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania.

By suppo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 16 March 2017 at 10:48

Sketch for a research & training facility, starter culture production, and market research

Article Food & Businss Knowledge Platform, by Sijmen Schouten - GCP1 Zambian traditional fermented foods 

In 2015, the University of Zambia, together with five partner organizations, started a project on Zambian traditional non-alcoholic fermented foods. Mabisi (based on milk) and Munkoyo (based on cereal) were chosen for the study. These products are formed through the activity of fermenting microbes that convert raw materials into products with higher value. The aims of the study are to formalise current artisanal processing practice based on a best practice of current local house hold level processing and to design starter cultures of defined mixtures of bacteria to optimize and standardize the fermentation process.

Local farmer cooperatives as focal groups as owners of the tradition. Local farmers and their cooperatives and organisations are involved in our project as key stakeholders. T

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 20 January 2017 at 04:31

Pengaruh Signifikan Pemijatan Kelenjar Susu Sapi Perah pada Hasil Produksi Susu Segar

Untuk menghasilkan susu yang berkualitas bagus, banyak jumlahnya, sekaligus menjaga kesehatan kelenjar susu sapi perah, diperlukan manajemen pemerahan yang baik. Mengaplikasikan pijatan di kelenjar susu sapi perah sebelum pemerahan dapat menstimulasi kelenjar pituitari melepaskan oksitosin atau hormon kebahagiaan. Oksitosin memicu kontraksi sel miopitel alveoli yang membuat air susu keluar. Silakan baca hasil penelitian di bawah ini untuk informasi lebih lengkap.


Significant Influence of Mammae Hand Massage on Milk Yield in Dairy Cattle

To produce good quality and large quantity milk and to keep the mammae healthy, it is necessary to have a good milking management. By applying massage to the mammae of the dairy cattle before the milking can stimulate the pituitary to release the oxytocin or the “happy hormone” which serves the contraction of myoepithel cells lining the alveoli and will release

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Posted By in Dairy - Maziwa Tanzania
Posted 27 September 2016 at 12:54

Mueller cooling tanks now available in Tanzania!

Milk cooling tanks with different capacities, open and closed tanks, new and used ones, on electricity: one phase and three phases, on solar: high manufacturing quality, finish and cooling efficiency stainless steel tanks manufactured in the Netherlands and India!

For more information, don't hesitate to contact me!     

Neema Mollel This is good news for dairy farmers.

2 years 3 months ago

Mabiru Almas hi?Yvonne how much for the 150 ltrs?

1 year 9 months ago

masolo nathan Hi can you supply milk cooling tanks to Uganda please let me know

9 months 1 week ago

masolo nathan Hi can you supply milk cooling tanks to Uganda please let me know

9 months 1 week ago

masolo nathan Hi can you supply milk cooling tanks to Uganda please let me know

9 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 10 May 2016 at 08:57

Museveni Rejects Milk Tax

Kiruhura — President Museveni has asked the Ministry of Finance to streamline taxes in the dairy industry in a bid to level the ground for dairy farmers in Uganda to favourably compete with those from other countries.

Mr Museveni told a meeting of dairy farmers at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura District, at the weekend that milk production has increased in Uganda because people stopped nomadic farming, a practice he said, was spreading diseases among the animals.

Mr Museveni told the meeting that was attended by the Minister for Agriculture, Mr Tress Bucyanayandi, that for Livestock, Mr Bright Rwamirama, and the Commissioner General Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Ms Doris Akol, that he is opposed to the 18 per cent tax per litre of milk.

"I don't support taxing 18 per cent per litre but we can agree to tax the income earned on the milk," Mr Museveni was quoted by a State House statement.

Uganda currently produces 2 billion litres of milk per year, up from the

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Moses Komagum I fully support this because it increases the cost of milk, thus making very few people to consume yet milk is very important for children growth and development

2 years 8 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 2 September 2015 at 06:03


Today I used the Agriprom antibiotic selftester to check the milk of my supplier.

Today my milk supplier lost a customer: the milk tested positive for tetracycline.

Unfortunately, no tests are done on milk here in Tanzania to detect antibiotics. Farmers get away with adding antibiotics to milk to increase shelf life when transporting from the farm to the milk collection centre. Also, not everybody sticks to the number of withdrawal days after having used antibiotics for treating their animals.

Further awareness and training on the use of antibiotics is required in order to tackle this issue which is a threat to human health as well. In my opinion, better and more quality checks are required in order to prevent 'dirty' milk from entering the human food chain.

Back to UHT imported milk for now!

Yvonne Robben What do you mean by yoghurt test?

3 years 4 months ago

Nasinyari Marko Yes Yvonne, yoghurt test mean a simple test which you can you use to determine antibiotic milk before processing, and this will just take three hours as set yoghurt processing do.

3 years 4 months ago

Yvonne Robben Good alternative then in case antibiotic self tester is not available. Although to do yoghurt test properly one needs proper culture too... from abroad! Anyway, its good to have discussion about this issue in general

3 years 4 months ago

Nasinyari Marko Proper culture is needed from abroad too, but many processor who make yogurt they can use also even if it is also another challenge to get them here in Tanzania

3 years 4 months ago

Sylvia Natukunda- Mwesigwa Way to go Yvonne, we just need to create more awareness! same thing happened here in Uganda during the antibiotics mission in March, most of the farms visited tested positive.

3 years 4 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 3 August 2015 at 04:14


A consultant to carry out a feasibility study for the quality based milk payment system in Rwanda (QBMPS) and making a design for its implementation (Deadline: 10th August 2015)

SNV Rwanda in Implementing a Quality based milk payment system assignment funded by the DGIS.

They would like to recruit a consultant to carry out some aspects of the work based on the attached TOR.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 7 June 2015 at 06:56

The un told story.


 Moringa increased milk rate from 32% to 60% in diary cows

imageJust like in the humans, the miracle tree may also be miracle to our livestock regarding feed quality offered to these dependents. Different sources have shown that animal feed prices have continued to move northwards continuing the upward trend last registered a few years ago. Their scarcity has not only tantamount to the skyrocketing prices but also the subsequent dilution of the little left in the bowl, lowering quality there by kicking farmers out of&nb

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Opio Oluka wow!

3 years 7 months ago

Byamukama Samuel So true, moringa is a wonderful plant.

3 years 7 months ago

Hope N B 30 trees feed a pig from birth to fattener, it has been researched in haiti.

3 years 5 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 4 February 2015 at 09:48

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REMEMBER THE GOT MILK CAMPAIGN?!  JOIN US IN ENGAGING MILK SUPPLIERS to engage media companies like Radio Cafe to make milk drinking cool and thereby increase milk consumption. CALL me for a chat  on -092055252.