New research offers insights on bridging the gap between policy and reality in Kenya’s informal milk sector

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Milk cans at Ol Kalou Dairy Plant, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu).

Effective communication and constructive dialogue on inclusive ways forward between policy-makers and informal milk vendors can help to bridge the gap between policy and reality in Kenya’s informal milk sector, according to a new research study published in Development Policy Review (May 2022).

Around 80% of milk in Kenya is sold informally, providing livelihoods and contributing to the food security and nutrition of low-income consumers. Government policy, however, is focused on formalization—primarily through licensing and pasteurization—with enforcement via fines, confiscation of milk or closing the premises of informal actors.

The study, which was carried out by researchers from the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), sought to better understand if, and why, Kenya’s informal milk sector and regulatory system are disconnected from one another and how the policy–reality gap might be better bridged.

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Buy a Camel and Enrich Your Health With the Milk

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Camel as a family dairy companion

I have been advocating the camel as a family dairy companion. I have authored this terminology, camel for milk and keeping her as a family member and companion animal. The camel is very easy to keep and maintain because of many reasons; i.e. eating and drinking less, efficient in converting food/water into milk, very short list of diseases, very close to nature, provide natural pharmacy (milk), manure for the kitchen gardening, and providing playtime to your kids.

My idea is coming into practice

Manikandan Pandian, 39, is an engineer by training and a manufacturer of machines. He has an export business, with offices in Delhi and Chennai. Two km from the airport in Coimbatore, Pandian also has a small farm. When, five years ago, he discovered that camel milk might help control his diabetes, he began to get a regular supply from Rajasthan. Unhappy…

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New scoping review sheds light on antimicrobial resistance in global food crop value chains

A new scoping review published in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems(Feb 2022) has characterized antimicrobial resistance in global food crop …

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Breaking news from camels’ world – our team found the ever best results of camel manure compost — SUSTAINABLE FARMING FOR FOOD AND HEALTH

We have promising results with the camel manure compost. We need to go into further investigations and details. We really need institutional, …

Breaking news from camels’ world – our team found the ever best results of camel manure compost — SUSTAINABLE FARMING FOR FOOD AND HEALTH
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Breaking news from camels’ world – our team found the ever best results of camel manure compost — SUSTAINABLE FARMING FOR FOOD AND HEALTH

We have promising results with the camel manure compost. We need to go into further investigations and details. We really need institutional, …

Breaking news from camels’ world – our team found the ever best results of camel manure compost — SUSTAINABLE FARMING FOR FOOD AND HEALTH
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CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health publishes 2020 annual report

The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) published its 2020 annual report on activities and accomplishments from its…

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CGIAR scientists and research collaborators from Côte d’Ivoire discuss new One Health initiative

The research initiatives are designed to create lasting impact in five key areas:

* nutrition, health and food security;
* poverty reduction, livelihoods and jobs;
* gender equality, youth and social inclusion;
* climate adaptation and mitigation; and
* environmental health and biodiversity.

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Locally made beef stew sold in Bagnon market at Yopougon, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (photo credit: ILRI/Valentin Bognan Koné).

The world’s largest publicly-funded agricultural research partnership, CGIAR, is currently developing a series of initiatives to implement its 2030 research and innovation strategy that was launched in early 2021.

The research initiatives are designed to create lasting impact in five key areas:

  • nutrition, health and food security;
  • poverty reduction, livelihoods and jobs;
  • gender equality, youth and social inclusion;
  • climate adaptation and mitigation; and
  • environmental health and biodiversity.

One of these research initiatives, Protecting human health through a One Health approach, aims to improve the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance, foodborne diseases and zoonoses in seven target countries: Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Uganda and Vietnam.

The development of the One Health initiative is being led by a team of scientists from four CGIAR research centres — the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the International Water…

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Chill and Pasteurized Camel Milk of Alain Farms

“The camel milk (CaM) had been using by camel pastoralists since unknown times. Based on my personal experience, almost all the camel keepers I met, praise the healing power of camel milk. They mentioned a wide range of ailments, comprising of autoimmune diseases, allergies, asthma, rashes, diabetes, liver disorders, rheumatism, inflammatory conditions, piles, urethral irritation, infectious diseases, stress/depression, peptic ulcers, and even cancer. Some of the many complications are discussed in the scientific literature are somehow recovered with the intake of camel milk. As a functional food, some researchers found it very interesting that the camel keepers have minor cases of the above-said disease.“

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Camel Milk is Promising Health Agent

The camel milk (CaM) had been using by camel pastoralists since unknown times. Based on my personal experience, almost all the camel keepers I met, praise the healing power of camel milk. They mentioned a wide range of ailments, comprising of autoimmune diseases, allergies, asthma, rashes, diabetes, liver disorders, rheumatism, inflammatory conditions, piles, urethral irritation, infectious diseases, stress/depression, peptic ulcers, and even cancer. Some of the many complications are discussed in the scientific literature are somehow recovered with the intake of camel milk. As a functional food, some researchers found it very interesting that the camel keepers have minor cases of the above-said disease.

Drink of Today-The Pasteurized Camel Milk of Alain

I usually drink fresh camel milk which I love the most. A chill and pasteurized camel milk has its own uniqueness and taste. It is good to have fresh milk from screened…

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Camel Milk Lactoferrin! A Tool Enhancing Immunity against Viral Infections like COVID19

“As the camel milk has highest amount and unique lactoferrin in comparison with the other species; it is therefore, a precious source of lactoferrin. Hence the camel milk providing opportunities to safeguard our bodies from the infectious diseases. We can safely recommend camel milk as immune enhancer in the situation like we have now all over the world; COVID19.“ Prof Taherah

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Prof. Dr. Taherah Mohammadabad from Iran as an experienced scientist has done many experiments on camel milk quality and health complications. At first time, she presented a new idea to the world (using camel milk lactoferrin as adjunct antiviral agent for COVID19 cases).

In the following, scientifically she explained how camel milk lactoferrin can be one strong antiviral supplement against sever viral infections such as SARS-COVID2 .

Milk lactoferrin can modulate immune responses to viral infections by binding to virus particles or receptors and may acts against viral attacks and reduce the severe infections, so it could be an adjunct treatment for sever infections.

As the camel milk has highest amount and unique lactoferrin in comparison with the other species; it is therefore, a precious source of lactoferrin. Hence the camel milk providing opportunities to safeguard our bodies from the infectious diseases. We can safely recommend camel milk as immune…

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Camel Milk and Addition of New Products to the Dairy Industry

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Cow milk and its products have been dominating the dairy industry for decades after the industrialization of the food sector. The contribution of other animal species, such as buffalo, goats, sheep, and camel, is minimal. However, milks from these animals have great advantages and potential.

The camel milk is unique starting from its white color and glossy appearance and up to its therapeutic effects and processing challenges.

Camel milk, in particular, is a very unique and healthy product with especially anti-allergic and anti-diabetic effects. Several studies have shown that camel milk has some therapeutic potential in both type-1 and type-2 Diabetes mellitus. It is suggested that suggest that drinking of half a liter of camel milk per day contribute to decreasing fasting blood glucose, HbA1c, and plasma insulin levels in both types of diabetes. The healthy effects of camel milk are attracting increasing attention from the consumers…

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