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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.

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Head Of Authority

Mr. Akankiza Samson Mpiira

About

Mandate of DDA

“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.”

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Vision

Dairy for improved health and prosperity of Ugandans.

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Mission

“To increase productivity and competitiveness of the dairy sector enhancing its contribution to population health and wealth of all Ugandans.”

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Goal

To enhance dairy value addition and quality for increased market competitiveness.

what dda offers to the public

Capacity Building

DDA provides training and skills development for dairy stakeholders along the dairy value chain to enhance production and productivity.

Value Addition

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.

Pasture Production and Fodder Conservation

DDA distributes improved pasture seeds and seedlings to dairy farmers and promotes fodder conservation.

Milk Consumption Promotion

DDA encourages milk consumption through initiatives like the school milk program and World June Dairy Month celebrations.

Mass Milk Consumption Campaigns

DDA leads campaigns like June Dairy Month to promote milk consumption, focusing on quality milk production for improved nutrition and income.

Milk Marketing and Reducing Losses

DDA addresses post-harvest losses and milk quality by improving transportation, rehabilitating milk collection centers, and providing food-grade utensils

The 10 Duties of DDA

  • 1

    Registers and licenses milk processors and traders;
  • 2

    Supports dairy farmers’ marketing organizations;
  • 3

    Advises the Government on milk standards and coordinate the enforcement of those standards in liaison with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards;
  • 4

    Controls and regulates dairy and dairy-related import and export activities in conformity with the External Trade Act, but without violating the Animal Diseases Act;
  • 5

    Implements Government policy designed to promote the development of the dairy sector;
  • 6

    Supports various dairy development activities such as dairy extension, dairy breeding, dairy research, dairy training, dairy products development and general market promotion, including promotion of dairy export(s);
  • 7

    Acts as arbitrator in any conflict between dairy companies and processors;
  • 8

    Coordinates all dairy processing and marketing promotional activities, such as seminars, trade fairs and workshops;
  • 9

    Pools dairy processing and marketing data;
  • 10

    Advises the Government on research priorities of the dairy sub sector and
  • 11

    Does anything connected with, or necessary for the performance of the foregoing duties.

our journey

1998

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DDA established

This was by Act of Parliament, the Dairy Industry Act, 1998 to develop and regulate the dairy industry in Uganda.

OPERATIONS BEGIN

Operations of the Dairy Development Authority began in June 2000.

2000

2023

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African Dairy Conference

Held the African Dairy Conference and Exhibition is the hallmark of the ESADA activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.