Association Of Zambia Gets $2 Million From Swedish Government

The Swedish government has given the Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ) US $2 Million for the implementation of the Digital Information Management System (DIMS).

The funds are meant to help the growth of the value milk chain especially small scale farmers’ access to goods and services.

Speaking when he briefed the media in Lusaka today, DAZ Executive Director Jeremiah Kasalo said the programme will be piloted for a period of two years.

Mr. Kasalo said depending on the outcome the programme, it will upscale to a wider area and probably longer period of time.

He stated that currently the programme is being implemented to 30 out of 67 zones of milk collection centers across the country.

Mr. Kasalo said the current consumption is 36 liters per person per year which culminates into 500 liters per person per year.

He said there is need to create about 200 milk collection centres on top of the already existing 74 milk collection centres.

Source: Lusaka Times

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