Africa’s milk consumption each year decrease than customary – FAO

Africa’s milk consumption per annum lower than standard – FAO

Fred Kafeero, the Country Representative of Food and Agriculture (FAO), says Africa’s milk consumption is decrease than 40 litres per particular person yearly.

Kafeero stated this whereas delivering a keynote deal with at an occasion on Tuesday in Abuja to commemorate the World Milk Day (WMD).

The WMD with the theme: “Sustainability in the dairy sector,” was organised by the Commercial Dairy Ranchers Association of Nigeria.

The World Milk Day is noticed yearly on June 1 to recognise the significance of milk as a world meals.

He stated decrease consumption of milk may end result to stunted development of kids underneath 5 and malnutrition in girls.

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“The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends milk consumption of 210 litres per particular person each year however Africa’s common is decrease than 40 litres per particular person.

“Nigeria varies significantly especially with the North where over 90 per cent of the cattle are kept, and where they have about eight litres per person in a year, according to the World Population Review,” he stated.

The FAO consultant who described milk as a pure supply of proteins, stated it was mandatory for constructing human our bodies.

According to him, milk has necessary minerals as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus that play necessary roles in sustaining sturdy bones and enamel in addition to wealthy in B2, B12 and B5.

Kafeero stated the FAO was decided to collaborate with the International Atomic Energy in supporting nationwide scientists in some nations to optimise livestock copy and breeding practices.

(NAN)

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Africa’s milk consumption each year decrease than customary – FAO

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