Country: Bangladesh

Date: 16/04/00

Demonstrator/trainer: Brian Dugdill, Dairy Officer, Animal Production and Health Div., Agricultural Dpt., FAO

National counterpart organisation: Bangladesh Milk Producers Co-operative Union Limited (Milk Vita), Haturia Village Group Co-operative Societies

Type of demonstration: National workshop only

Locations: Milk Vita Bagharbarighat dairy plant, Northwest of Bangladesh

Sector descriptor: Demonstration was carried out using milk from one Village Group Co-operative Society (VMPCS) located in the rural Northwest of the country. This VMPCS collects 850 litres of milk per day from 120 members. The members bring their milk to the collection point at a given time usually within two hours of milking. Milk is tested at the collection point and then transported without cooling to the Milk Vita Bagharbarighat dairy plant by cycle rickshaw van. The transportation takes two hours. At the dairy plant quality and quantity are again checked before cooling. At the peak collection period, milk is sometimes kept under the ambient temperature for up to two hours.


Type of raw milk treated (bovine)

LP-s sample

Control sample

Quantity (L)



Ambient Temperature (oC)



Initial Titratable Acidity



Time interval, treatment to testing (5 hrs)

Titratable Acidity



Alcohol test (68%)



Government bodies consulted: Directorate of Livestock Services

Private processors/groups consulted: n/a

Development partners consulted: Grameen Bank Foundation

Key Questions/Feedback (see appendix):

Follow-up: FAO manual on the use of the LP-system in milk handling and preservation were distributed to the participants.