Archives in Food and Nutrition

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Short Article - Archives in Food and Nutrition (2019) Volume 2, Issue 1

Milk Vita cooperative Dairying A legendary era in Bangladesh

Milk Vita- the largest pioneering dairy cooperative venture in Bangladesh deals with about 350,000L/day liquid milk production, collection, processing, and marketing with a diversified set of dairy products nation widely & relentlessly proving the myth of successful rural prosperity as a model of least developed countries. In Bangladesh year round (January-December) rate of milk production took place as 9.97%, 10.01%, 9.20%, 8.59%, 8,17%, 8.37%, 7.27%, 6.50%, 6.46%, 6,86%, 8.73% and 9.88% respectively (1 Azad, MAK, 2001). In Bangladesh, Milk Vita has successfully developed a cooperative milk production model like AMUL, India beyond existing traditional or informal systems as well as combating all sorts of identified challenges. Milk Vita covers annual growth rate about 17% in raw liquid milk production for the whole nutrition thrust folk in hectic mode augmenting smart synchronization of year-round milk production (9.283 MMT i.e. 62.44 % of demand), requirement (14.865 MMT) & deficit (5.582 MMT, i.e. 37.55% of demand) (2 DLS:2016-2017) in Bangladesh. Dairying in Bangladesh is generally characterized by small-scale, widely dispersed and unorganized milk animal holders, low productivity, lack of assured year-round remunerative producer price for raw milk, inadequate basic infrastructure for provision of production inputs, services and above all lack of professional management practices.

Author(s): Mohd. Abul Kalam Azad

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