Northern Regional Office

This is an overview on the overall industry status and interventions by DDA in Northern Region. It contains a background of the Northern region, highlight of the dairy industry status, key DDA interventions, conclusion and recommendations.
Background on Northern Region
The northern region consists of the following 17 districts of Lango and Acholi sub regions.

Acholi: Gulu, Omoro, Amuru, Nwoya, Kitgum, Lamwo, Agago, Pader

Lango: Lira, Alebtong, Otuke, Dokolo, Apac, Amolator, Kole , Oyam, Kwania

The region has an estimated 703,786 households and a population of 3,459,173(1,679,486 M; 1,780,851 F), (UBOS) 

The regional office has members of staff:

1. Dr. Mutumba Herbert (Regional Manager)
2.  Magona Nathan Wadiya (Principal Dairy Development Officer) 
3.  E dwongu Patrick (Dairy Inspector)
4.  Ajok Florence (Administrative Officer)
5.  Bagire Denis (Driver)

Highlights of Current Status of the dairy sub sector

Highlights of Interventions by DDA

1. Enhancing knowledge and skills of dairy stakeholders in dairy feds and feed preservation, labour saving technologies, 
2.  Promotion of formation/ strengthening of dairy farmers’ groups;
      From 2017 to date, a total of 13 new dairy farmers’ cooperatives /associations have been formed in the region.
3. Promotion of hygienic milk production, transportation, marketing and reduction of post harvest losses
    DDA distributes milk handling equipments to members of dairy farmers’ cooperatives and associations.
4. Strengthening Quality assurance and Regulation

DDA carries out the following in the above respect:
(i) Inspection and registration of milk handling premises and equipment
(ii) Enforcement of dairy regulations
(ii) Surveillance of milk markets for compliance