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Taita Taveta: Dairy farming new gold mine for local farmers - 3 weeks ago, 15:47

Asher Omondi

Every morning a vehicle carrying milk cans drives into villages in Taita Taveta county where small scale farmers sell their milk and record their sale depending on the litres of milk.

A litre of raw milk they costs KSh 40, payment is done on weekly or monthly basis.

Benson Njule is one of the small scale farmers in Maktau sub location in Mwatate constituency.

He narrates how he used to previously depend on crop farming.

Due to the failed rain pattern, he said there was not much he could harvest and benefit him economically.

“Dairy farming is a new dawn to farmers here in Taita Taveta. It has enriched our lives economically because when we milk our cows, there is a ready market every day. I used to depend much on planting maize and beans, but rains kept failing so many times and ...
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