Can India’s Dairy Revolution be Repeated in Africa?

by Dave

World Bank – News & Broadcast

During a period of 25 years (1970-1996), a unique program, popularly known as Operation Flood, transformed a chronically milk-deficient India into the largest producer of milk and milk products in the world.

Can this phenomenal turnaround-which has since become the stuff of legend-happen elsewhere? When can the experience in one country be replicated in another?

Under a new multi-donor trust fund, practitioners from the small town of Anand in the state of Gujarat are visiting Tanzania and Uganda to demonstrate first-hand how to replicate India’s “white revolution.”

This innovative exchange of practical experience is being funded through the South-South Experience Exchange Facility, officially launched by World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick during the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings.

“In their quest to accelerate growth and improve living standards, policy makers in the developing world are constantly in search of innovative ideas. They see the experiences of their counterparts in emerging economies as increasingly relevant,” says Zoellick.

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