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Dairy Development Authority (DDA) is a semi-autonomous agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). It was established by an Act of Parliament, the Dairy Industry Act, 1998 to develop and regulate the dairy industry in Uganda.
“To provide development and regulatory services that will ensure increased production and consumption of milk, sustainable and profitable dairy industry sector that will contribute to economic development and improved nutritional standards in Uganda.”
Dairy for improved health and prosperity of Ugandans.
“To increase productivity and competitiveness of the dairy sector enhancing its contribution to population health and wealth of all Ugandans.”
To enhance dairy value addition and quality for increased market competitiveness.
DDA provides training and skills development for dairy stakeholders along the dairy value chain to enhance production and productivity.
DDA promotes value addition in the dairy subsector, teaching skills like yogurt production, cheese making, and product packaging, aiming to reduce post-harvest losses and increase incomes.
DDA distributes improved pasture seeds and seedlings to dairy farmers and promotes fodder conservation.
DDA encourages milk consumption through initiatives like the school milk program and World June Dairy Month celebrations.
DDA leads campaigns like June Dairy Month to promote milk consumption, focusing on quality milk production for improved nutrition and income.
This was by Act of Parliament, the Dairy Industry Act, 1998 to develop and regulate the dairy industry in Uganda.
Operations of the Dairy Development Authority began in June 2000.
Held the African Dairy Conference and Exhibition is the hallmark of the ESADA activities.
DDA stands for Dairy Development Authority
Yes. DDA tests milk and milk products following the Uganda standard guidelines. All milk products in the country are tested for quality and safety by the DDA Laboratories across the country The National Dairy Laboratory coordinates all milk and milk product tests in line with International Standard Organization (ISO) guidelines. The testing services are open to the public, processors, traders, transporters, regulators, exporters and importers.
There are a wide range of milk products from processors on the Ugandan market. They include; • Pasteurized milk • UHT milk • Yoghurt • Ice cream • Cheese • Ghee • Butter
No, DDA does not give farmers improved dairy breeds, but creates linkages to the service providers.
It is easier to access milk equipment and other farm inputs such as veterinary drugs if the farmers are well organized in farmer groups. DDA would then be able to source for a reputable supplier of the required farm inputs and link the supplier.It is easier to access milk equipment and other farm inputs such as veterinary drugs if the farmers are well organized in farmer groups. DDA would then be able to source for a reputable supplier of the required farm inputs and link the supplier.