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Analysis of Milk Marketing in Smallholder Dairy Farming in Southern of Mozambique

Benedito Isac Tinga, Damião Wetmane Nguluve, Olga Lurdes Fafetine
2019 Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology: A  
There are potential milk producers and buyers in the Manhiça and Xai-Xai districts, in Southern of Mozambique. The objective of this study was to characterize cow milk marketing in small-scale producers and buyers. The information was collected from the observation and interviews with participants. The results showed that the main constraints on milk production are animal feed and low genetic potential of local breed in Manhiça and Xai-Xai districts, respectively. Milk is sold by farmers as
more » ... d by farmers as fresh in Manhiça district and handcrafted processing for yogurt, by buyers in Xai-Xai district. Available forage and by-products (maize, rice and wheat bran) can be used to improve the milk production, in both districts.
doi:10.17265/2161-6256/2019.06.007 fatcat:dvwonladlffbpacdud6svna3dq