The Uganda National Museum in partnership with the Ethnographic Museum of Zurich in Switzerland and Igongo Cultural Centre have organised the first milk exhibition in Uganda aiming at engaging and promoting milk producing communities.
The free-entry exhibition is expected to attract milk consumers, farmers, dairy products dealers and government officials starting on Friday 22nd September at the National Museum.
Milk is one of the most widely used food sources. Studies show that globally there is more than six billion consumers of milk and milk products, with India being the largest producer and consume.
Amon Mugume who is coordinating the event told reporters that despite of its benefits, many people, especially in the developing world still do not know how to handle and preserve milk .
‘Handling and transporting milk from farms to dairies and finally to consumers is another challenge that farmers and people in the milk business face. Many milk dealers are for example, seen transporting milk in jerrycans instead of the recommended milk tankers and containers”.
The exhibition is to be conducted under the theme ‘Drink Deeply’.
Some of the activities to take place during the opening of the milk exhibition will include a round table discussion which will involve topics such as milk and culture, socio-economic and political issues surrounding milk economy as well as a milk cocktail.