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Camel milk could be the next superfood—thanks to East Africa

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A new crop of entrepreneurs is tapping into what food experts have called the “white goldRead full story

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  • Kalesh Menon
    Kalesh MenonFinance Controller at Ingredion Thailand

    The countries in Africa should pick some ideas from the white revolution movement in India and make the most of this new trend.

    Operation Flood, launched in 1970, was a project of India's National Dairy Development Board which was the world's biggest dairy development program. It transformed India from a milk-deficient nation into the world's largest milk producer, surpassing the USA in 1998. In 30 years it doubled milk available per person, and made dairy farming India’s largest self-sustainable

    The countries in Africa should pick some ideas from the white revolution movement in India and make the most of this new trend.

    Operation Flood, launched in 1970, was a project of India's National Dairy Development Board which was the world's biggest dairy development program. It transformed India from a milk-deficient nation into the world's largest milk producer, surpassing the USA in 1998. In 30 years it doubled milk available per person, and made dairy farming India’s largest self-sustainable rural employment generator. It was launched to help farmers direct their own development, placing control of the resources they create in their own hands. All this was achieved not merely by mass production, but by production by the masses; the process has been called the white revolution.

    Amul, a single, cooperative dairy, was the engine behind the success of the program and is the biggest dairy company in India and probably one of the biggest in the world. Its amazing what cooperative movement can achieve. 👍

  • We ride them. We race them. They have been used for cigarette advertising. They are offered as gifts at weddings. And now, their milk is the health craze for the world. What an excellent way for East Africa to get a high value global market for its dairy products. May I have a camel please?

  • Catherine Tannahill
    Catherine Tannahillprof, teacher

    As a lover of cheese, I would like to try it. Perhaps a niche market for high end 'trendies' could help spur some investment capital? Where's Hollywood when you need it?

  • Dilip John
    Dilip JohnOwner at Apple's Heart Corporation

    There look to be a lot of health benefits from studies. From Diabetic Type 1, Allergies, and just a great nutritional source

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