only in Kenya: milk oversupply, even as some Kenyans starve

So the government and dairy farmers are not too happy with the current milk oversupply. Prices have gone down dramatically due to the milk glut, causing farmers to want tighter regulation of the dairy industry to protect local dairy farmers.

First of all, advocating for a contraction of the industry in order to boost prices is a silly move. Why don’t we export that milk to Uganda and Southern Sudan instead, or even down south to Tanzania? And there is also the minor detail about starving Kenyans in the Northern arid areas (why doesn’t the Kenyan government treat food insecurity in these parts of the country with the seriousness it deserves???). Why not increase output in order to provide enough even for these people at a lower price? Falling prices can be mitigated through higher output. Scale might be the answer.

4 thoughts on “only in Kenya: milk oversupply, even as some Kenyans starve

  1. Hi,

    I think Kenya is ready for Futures/Commodities Market…..Already there is talk of a “bumper” harvest expected in some parts of Kenya, but I can bet, there will come, some few months down the line, when people in these same areas will be starving or something……. 😦

    Read my blog…i have done some posts on Futures Markets…..we can so learn from the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange ( ECX)


  2. Talk of disillusionment! There’s definately a conspiracy by some unscrupulous businessemen and or politician to enrich themselves through unfair business practices at the expense of the farmers. The govt oughtta introduce regulations and measures that will ensure a free market and enhance competitive advantage.


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