|FAO Dairy Projects|
Organisation de la Collecte du Lait dans les Zones sans Infrastructures Laitieres (Global Lactoperoxidase Programme Phase II)
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo
02/2001 - 01/2003
Ten west African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo) are participating this project. The overall development objective of this project is to raise awareness by developing countries to the Lactoperoxidase system of raw milk preservation. Through training and demonstration on the application, Lactoperoxidase system of raw milk preservation is expected to be appropriately adopted by the milk supplier chain, which allows small-scale milk producers to access to the promising market and to reduce the significant losses after milking. Training will cover also improvement of quality of milk on farm, organisation and management of small-scale dairy producers group (mainly women) and responsibility of people to load of milk collection. At the same time, the project will develop practical code of practice on the application of the system which is intended to be approved by Commission of Codex Alimentarius. This practical code must take into account wide variation of the existing milk collection systems, milk transport and processing.