Nomadic pastoralists get financial boost for dairy farming


Meru Highlands has partnered with Kenya Climate Innovation Centre in a deal that targets dairy farming among the nomadic pastoralist in Meru County.

Meru Highlands has partnered with Kenya Climate Innovation Centre in a deal that targets dairy farming among the nomadic pastoralist in Meru County.

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The company is looking to set up and upgrade the yoghurt processing facility and mechanize the yoghurt production process to provide customers with nutritious farm-based yoghurt working with a network of over 700 farmers.

Dairy farming in the arid and semi-arid areas is not a first alternative for the people of Northern part of Meru County. However, Meru Highlands Limited is changing the norm for this nomadic livelihood.

By assuring them of income through a guaranteed market, the company offers a better alternative for the nomads. It also invests in teaching them best dairy farming practices.

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In addition, it offers artificial insemination services at cost as well as link them with feed milling cooperatives to source for quality and affordable feeds at negotiated prices.

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The impact of these practices to the community is great and ensures the livelihood in these areas is improved.

The funding aims at ensuring that the dairy farmers have all-year-round access incomes through increased milk production.

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