Standards and Enterprise Support

Supporting the development of the Kenyan dairy industry is an important mandate of the Board. Improved milk production and productivity, value addition, compliance and market access are integral to a sustainable dairy value chain. Capacity building of stakeholders and trade facilitation are some of the activities undertaken by the Board to support the growth of the industry.

Capacity building Improved production and productivity of milk, value addition and compliance are key to sustained growth of the Kenyan dairy industry. The Board therefore undertakes various activities to build the capacity of stakeholders to increase milk production, value addition and compliance through:
Technology transfer
Stakeholder organization
Dissemination of dairy data and information.
Standards Development KDB is a member of the Milk and Milk Products Technical Committee of the Kenya Bureau of Standards and participates in the development and review of dairy standards
Standards for all the mainstream milk and milk products have been developed
Nine dairy standards have been harmonized at the EAC level
Standards for raw milk and key products from camel and goat milk developed
Dairy trade facilitation The Board engages in various activities to promote domestic, regional and international markets for Kenyan milk and milk products. The activities include:
Issuance of export and import permits for dairy produce
Strengthening ties with regional dairy regulatory authorities
Promoting adoption of school milk
Participating in regional and international trade negotiations