chronicle.co.zw 01 Aug, 2022 02:00 am

Milk output up 18 percent

Milk output up 18 percent
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Patrick Chitumba, Midlands Bureau Chief ZIMBABWE increased its milk output by 18 percent in the first six month of this year as the industry works towards achieving 93 million litres from 80 litres annually.Players in the dairy sector produced 79,6 million litres in 2021, representing a four percent increase from 76,69 million litres produced in 2020.This is against annual demand of about 120 million litres.However, under the livestock and recovery growth plan, milk production is expected to rise to 93 million litres and to 120 million litres by 2024.

In an interview on the sidelines of the tour of Dendairy Limited by President Mnangagwa in Kwekwe last Thursday, the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Development, Dr Anxious Masuka, said the country was on the right path to meet the 120 million litres of milk by 2024.“We are on the right path to meet the 120 million litres of milk by 2024,” said Minister Masuka.

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