Modern milk processing in Maasai land
Since 2007, the Engiteng Dairy Products company has set up five milk processing factories in Tanzania's Maasai land. Each sources hundreds of litres of milk every day from individual local suppliers, milk which is processed using modern equipment and sold to supermarkets and tourist lodges in Arusha, as well as to local customers. Having a reliable market for milk is making a big difference to Maasai women. Some are even increasing their herd sizes in order to make more profits. Lazarus Laiser reports from Terrat, where the oldest of the five dairies is located, speaking to unit manager Nasinyari Marko and pastoralism expert John Kuluo.
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