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Dairy Farmers Protest Another Sharp Drop in Raw Milk Prices

10 December 2019

KENYA - Leading milk processors are currently buying raw milk for Sh17 a litre, down from Sh30 two months ago.

In February and March, this year, most processors were buying the milk for between Sh23 and Sh27 per litre, down from Sh35.

Joseph Gitau, a farmer, told The Standard yesterday that the move to liberalise the market had made it impossible for them to sell their milk at a better price.

The farmer at Milangine village, who has been in the dairy business for more than 10 years, said the venture is no longer sustainable.

“Feeding my family is now a struggle. I don’t know how I will pay school fees for my children beginning January. It is tough!” said the father of four.

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Source: The Standard

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