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Tunisia: activity of milk drying unit resumes

Following the increase in stocks of fresh milk in dairy plants and to ensure the sector’s balance, it was agreed, in consultation with all stakeholders, sector’s administration and professionals to resume milk drying.

This unit has already started the reception of milk for drying operations.

The drying of milk is an essential mechanism for regulating the sector as well as storage and export.

For the first time, Tunisia has a record stock of milk supply with 68 million liters up to the end of July 2015, up 40% compared to the same period in 2014 during which 49 million liters were produced.

In a statement to Africanmanager, Noureddine Agrebi, Director General of Food Industry at the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Energy said he was optimistic about the coming period, especially with the evolution of all the sector’s indicators; this optimism is driven by a 4% increase in quantities collected, 9.5% in the quantities for processing and 6% in sales.

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