Milk Innovations Expand Business Opportunities in Kenya
In Kenya, milk often spills or goes bad due to inefficient transportation equipment. This is even more of a problem as milk supply chains are disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Without access to the right storage for their milk, smallholder dairy farmers lose up to 30 percent of their product and the income they could have made from it. A new custom chilling technology (MilkPlus), ensures the safe transportation of fresh milk from smallholder dairy farmers to markets. The dairy farmers face a variety of challenges every day, such as milk going bad, delays in milk delivery, and inefficient transportation. Edward Masinde, managing director of the milk aggregation and marketing company Clare Fortune, knows firsthand how this can affect income potential and limit farmers’ livelihoods.