Midwestern region currently covers the greater Bunyoro, some parts of Buganda & west Nile totaling to 22 Districts. These are ;Masindi, Bulisa, Hoima, Kyankwanzi, Kiboga, Mubende,Kakumiro,Kikube,Kasanda,Kagadi,Kibale,Kiryandongo,Pakwach,Obongi,Nebbi,Zombo,Arua,Maracha,Koboko,yumbe,Moyo.,Adjumani,Terego and Amuru This region contributes about 270 million litres of milk which is about 10% of Uganda’s annual milk production. Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Mubende, Hoima, Masindi, Kakumiro, Kiryando, & Kikube are the main milk producing Districts of the region.
The region has approximately 90 milk collection centers with an installed daily chilling capacity of 1,140,200L of milk with more than half of these located in Kiboga, Kyanwanzi and Mubende District. There are about 60 road milk tankers that evacuate milk from this region majority of which are privately owned. The region has two milk bulking centers located in Mubende and Kyankwanzi belonging to Brookside Ltd and have an installed capacity of 50,000L Marketing and Distribution of milk is mainly through organized dairy farmer’s cooperatives, privately owned milk collection centers and raw milk sales outlets. There is a great opportunity for investors to add value and establish a milk processing plant in the region and there is a big aggregate demand for milk products in Masindi, Kiryandongo, Hoima and Bulisa due to increased disposable income among the population from oil exploration activities in Albertine region.
The region conducts its activities based at head office due to absence of an established regional office and is currently headed by Annet Kyomuhangi –the Principal Dairy Inspector and supported by Elizabeth Ahimbisibwe the Senior Dairy Inspector. The region is occasionally supported by Mr Benon Byarugaba- the Laboratory Technician in milk and milk products testing. Management is in the process of establishing a regional office to bring services closer to people.