Appraising small-scale modern dairy development in Kenya

Michael Tribe

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Abstract

The paper considers technology and scale choice in milk processing in Kenya - specifically in an area remote from large-scale processing facilities. Raw material deterioration is of paramount concern, together with insertion of modern small-scale technology into the established marke structure. UHT (ultra high temperature) treatment significantly increases the shelf life of processed milk over raw milk, but 'diseconomies of small-scale' associated with miniaturising the modern technology endangers economic viability by comparison with larger scale plants using the same technology type. The small-scale modern technology is therefore in danger of 'falling between two stools'.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience, Technology and Development
Subtitle of host publicationNorth-South Co-operation
EditorsMozammel Huq, Prabhakara Bhatt, Chris Lewis, Ahmed Shibli
Place of PublicationLondon
Pages187-198
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 1991

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Kenya
Dairy
Milk
Economic viability
Shelf life
Raw materials
Deterioration

Keywords

  • science and state
  • developing countries
  • technology
  • technology transfer

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Tribe, M. (1991). Appraising small-scale modern dairy development in Kenya. In M. Huq, P. Bhatt, C. Lewis, & A. Shibli (Eds.), Science, Technology and Development: North-South Co-operation (pp. 187-198). London.
Tribe, Michael. / Appraising small-scale modern dairy development in Kenya. Science, Technology and Development: North-South Co-operation. editor / Mozammel Huq ; Prabhakara Bhatt ; Chris Lewis ; Ahmed Shibli. London, 1991. pp. 187-198
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Science, Technology and Development: North-South Co-operation. ed. / Mozammel Huq; Prabhakara Bhatt; Chris Lewis; Ahmed Shibli. London, 1991. p. 187-198.

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