Small-scale traders represent
the largest part of dairy industry in many developing countries
through supply of unpasteurised 'raw' milk, boiled milk or
traditionally processed dairy products. These traders often
operate without a license because they are unable to comply with
safety and other standards of production and delivery. However,
poor farmers and consumers rely on the more affordable raw milk
that, in Kenya, is nearly always boiled before consumption.
The quality and safety of milk
are affected by the container in which it is transported. SDPs' consultation with traders and dairy experts resulted
in established specification for "ideal" milk
container. A private manufacturer has been found to produce the
vessel at an affordable price. The container's size allows easy
transport on a bicycle. An easy-release clip holds the lid
firmly on top, avoiding spillage and contamination.