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close this bookStrategies for market orientation of small scale milk producers and their organisations. Proceedings of a worshop held at Mogororo Hotel, Mogororo, Tanzania, 20-24 March 1995. (1995)
close this folderSession 5: Comparative evaluation of dairy marketing systems.
close this folderTrends in milk marketing for small scale producers in Zambia
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G.B.M. Phiri
Ministry of Agriculture, Lusaka, Zambia


There are four main categories of milk producers:

1. Large commercial farmers
2. State dairies
3. Emergent dairy farmers (small scale)
4. Traditional farmers.

Formal milk marketing is practices by commercial farmers, state dairies and partially the emergent farmers. There is no formal milk marketing practised by the traditional farmers in general. However, of late there is an increasing volume of milk being formally marketed by emergent farmers, particularly in the last three years, presumably due to the increasing number of new entrants into the dairy farming world and due to the economic pressure, forcing the people to look for new areas of income generation activities.

Milk marketing trends are presented in figures.