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Relief as Nyagatare Dairy Farmers Secure Market

29 January 2020

RWANDA - Nyagatare dairy farmers have secured market to supply milk to home-based Early Child Development (ECD) centres that are being established at the village level.

Milk will also be supplied to needy households to ensure all children get access to milk.

The idea is to find market for dairy farmers in the district, as well as combating malnutrition, Mike Katabogama Gatete, the ECD District Coordinator in Nyagatare told The New Times.

Gatete said that the exercise to collect milk from dairy farmers to ECDs and needy households started December and it targets children between two and six years of age.

Under the plan, dairy farmers in the district supply 70,000 litres of milk per day, with a litre going for Rwf220, Gatete pointed out, adding that the cost is covered by the National Early Childhood Development Programme (NECDP).

Gahiga Gashumba, Chairperson of Nyagatare Dairy Farmers’ Union, told The New Times that their milk volume is about 100,000 litres per day, pointing out that the remaining quantity (about 30,000) is supplied to Inyange Industries Ltd – an agro-processing firm.

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Source: The New Times

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