The Milk Producers Association is planning to expand its operations to the northern region this year towards to maximise profits.
The move comes on the premise that the region has more Milk producers but no market.
This is also one of the strategies the association has put in place as a way of meeting the demand for fresh milk on the market.
National Coordinator for the association Herbert Chagona has highlighted that, milk production stands at 40 million litres from 39 million litres in 2019.
According to Chagona, the Northern region could add value to the industry as it has more milk.
However, despite the high volumes of produced milk, the region lacks a processing company to buy in bulk.
“The northern region has more milk producers but we have failed to take advantage of that because there are no structures for processing,” Chagona said.
Chagona has meanwhile indicated that his association is pushing for the government to come up with regulations to control the influx of imported powdered milk from Eastern Africa.
“The imported powdered milk is suffocating the country’s dairy industry as most people are shunning locally produced milk,” he added.
The country continues to flood its market with imported milk and milk products, a development which until now creates tough competition for the local diary product.