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Journal of Dairy Science: special issue

Volume 103, issue 11 (November 2020)

The MILK Symposium

Low dairy consumption is common among low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); however, with the demand for milk in these countries projected to increase over the next few decades, there is an opportunity to improve the lives of millions of people from the nutritional benefits of dairy products. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems hosted the “MILK Symposium: Improving Milk Production, Quality, and Safety in Developing Countries” at the 2019 American Dairy Science Association® Annual Meeting to address factors that cause low dairy consumption in LMICs and discuss strategies to address them. The Journal of Dairy Science invited speakers to submit articles on topics from the symposium to reach a wider audience.

How to access articles


Adesogan, A.T. and Dahl, G.E. November 2020. MILK Symposium Introduction: Dairy production in developing countries. Journal of Dairy Science, volume 103, issue 11. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-18313

Amenu, K., Agga, G.E., Kumbe, A., Shibiru, A., Desta, H., Tiki, W., Dego, O.K., Wieland, B., Grace, D. and Alonso, S. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Community-tailored training to improve the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of women regarding hygienic milk production and handling in Borana pastoral area of southern Ethiopia. Journal of Dairy Science, volume 103, issue 11. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-18292 It is openly available.

De Vries, A., Kaylegian, K.E. and Dahl G.E. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Improving the productivity, quality, and safety of milk in Rwanda and Nepal. Journal of Dairy Science, volume 103, issue 11. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-18304

Givens, D.I. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: The importance of milk and dairy foods in the diets of infants, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and the elderly. Journal of Dairy Science, volume 103, issue 11. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-18296

Grace, D., Wu, F. and Havelaar, A.H. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Foodborne diseases from milk and milk products in developing countries—Review of causes and health and economic implications. Journal of Dairy Science, volume 103, issue 11. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-18323

Miller, L.C., Neupane, S., Joshi, N. and Lohani, M. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Milk consumption is associated with better height and weight in rural Nepali children over 60 months of age and better head circumference in children 24 to 60 months of age. Journal of Dairy Science, volume 103, issue 11. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-18289  

Ndahetuye, J.B., Artursson, K., Båge, R., Ingabire, A., Karege, C., Djangwani, J., Nyman, A.K., Ongol, M.P.,  Tukei, M. and Persson, Y. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Microbiological quality and safety of milk from farm to milk collection centers in Rwanda. Journal of Dairy Science, volume 103, issue 11. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-18302. It is openly available.

Sah, K., Karki, P., Shrestha, R.D., Sigdel, A., Adesogan, A.T. and Dahl, G.E. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Improving control of mastitis in dairy animals in Nepal. Journal of Dairy Science, volume 103, issue 11. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-18314

Tricarico, J.M., Kebreab, E. and Wattiaux M.A. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Sustainability of dairy production and consumption in low-income countries with emphasis on productivity and environmental impact. Journal of Dairy Science, volume 103, issue 11. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-18269 It is openly available.

Vyas, D., Nelson, C.D., Bromfield, J.J., Liyanamana, P., Krause, M. and Dahl G.E. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Identifying constraints, opportunities, and best practices for improving milk production in market-oriented dairy farms in Sri Lanka. Journal of Dairy Science, volume 103, issue 11. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-18305  


How to access articles

The articles above that are openly available have the lead author of Amenu, Ndahetuye, and Tricarico. For other articles, try these steps:

 If you are unable to access an article online, you may contact the corresponding author to request a copy for personal use only.


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This work was funded in whole or part by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Food Security under Agreement # AID-OAA-L-15-00003 as part of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems. Additional funding was received from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here are those of the authors alone.