Dairy development hubs, where farmers’ milk is bulked and cooled, and where
they can access credit, training, knowledge, and inputs
through farmer-owned enterprises, serve as community
anchors. When fully functioning, the
dairy hub is a dynamic cluster of services and activities
that generate greater income for farmers. By using
this system, the quality of milk passing through
the traditional market will be improved and access
to formal markets will be facilitated through farmer
owned-and-operated chilling plants.
This map displays dairy development hubs
and a 20-kilometer ‘buffer’ zone. The circles (outlined
in blue for ten hubs with chilling plants and
in red for five traditional market hubs) approximate
catchment areas from where the milk is expected to
be supplied by local farmers.
International boundaries (NIMA, 1997), district administrative boundaries (UBOS, 2006a), subcounty administrative boundaries (UBOS, 2002a),
water bodies (NFA, 1996; NIMA, 1997; Brakenridge et al., 2006), economic development hubs (ILRI, 2009), milk surplus (ILRI calculation based on IFPRI,
2002), and poverty density (UBOS and ILRI, 2008).