Dairy industry in Kenya

Last Modified: Sun Sep 30 2018 08:24:40 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 9.35 million
    Dairy cattle population in Kenya (on the basis of a census conducted a few year ago). It is the 6th largest country in terms of cattle population after India, Brazil, Sudan, China and Pakistan.
  • 4.12 million tonnes
    Annual milk production in 2016. 90%o of this output is produced by smallholder dairy farmers.
  • 1.8 million
    Estimated number of small dairy farmers with under 4 cattle head on an average.
  • 80%
    Percentage of Kenya’s milk that is sold raw on the farms and in informal markets.
  • 6% - 8%
    Contribution to the country's GDP from the dairy sector, while contribution to Agriculture GDP is around 14%.