Milk Containers: Discoveries in Post-Harvest Milk Technology
EADD Program Manager Jane Maindi reveals what was learned during the milk container project about post-harvest milk technologies.
EADD Program Manager Jane Maindi visited Heifer International's Little Rock, Ark., campus in June 2013 to share about an innovation created by Intellectual Ventures that helps farmers reduce post-harvest milk loss and contamination. This video reveals what was learned during the post-harvest milk technology pilot project.
Aluminum causes problems when used as a milk container as it does not travel by motorbike or bicycle well, which is what is used to transport milk in Kenya. The milk containers used need to be able to tolerate drops to prevent spillage. Aluminum dents which damages the containers and the lids, also makes them more difficult to clean, and forces a reoccurring and ongoing replacement cost. This is why milk container innovation plays a critical role in the life of small dairy farmers. The new post-harvest milk technology demonstrated here has been adopted by African farmers very quickly.
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