Camel Milk Post Harvest Handling Practices

To enhance safety, quality and marketing of camel milk in Isiolo and Laikipia districts.

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Project Activities

1 To conduct a studfy using participatory rapid rural appraisal (RRA) to identify the constraints, challenges and opportunities in the camel milk production and marketing chain.

2 To undertake cross-sectional survey to analyze the current camel milk production, market structure and demand Laikipia anfd Isiolo districts, and Nairobi city

3 To determine the hygienic status and factors influencing the hygienic status of camel milk production and milk handling.

 

Primary marketing agents loading camel milk onto a lorry at kulamawe collection center for onward transportation to isiolo.

4 To determine the presence of selected microbial pathogens in camel milk

5 To determine the therapeutic antimicrobials residue levels in camel milk.

6 To carry out a baseline survey to determine the thiocyanate content in camel milk in relation to existing forages in study sites

7 To investigate the potential use of Lactoperoxidase system in the preservation of raw camel milk.

8 To design the layout and evaluate the performance of innovative cost-effective pasteurization and packaging technology to facilitate market access.

9 To design information packages and communication strategies developed for each stakeholder category.