Technical Bulletin No. 2: Milk Quality Control
This Technical Bulletin is the second in a series produced by the Women's Livelihoods and Dairy Goat Project being implemented in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This IFAD-funded project aims to improve rural livelihoods in marginal, conflict and post-conflict areas of the two countries. Milk quality control and assurance is extremely important for the dairy industry. It protects the health of producers and consumers, and ensures that producers are able to sell their products at fair prices. In rural areas in Afghanistan and Pakistan there has been little or no effort to promote available, simple technologies for milk quality control. This Technical Bulletin is intended to serve as an extension aid for facilitators and livestock producers to improve the quality of milk and milk products. This is particularly important in areas where zoonotic infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and brucellosis are prevalent, affecting the health of both animals and people. Transmission of such diseases can be greatly reduced by following the guidelines described in this booklet.