The regional Dairy Expert Roundtable Meeting on “Competitive Dairy Value Chains in Southeast Asia” provided a forum for participants from six Southeast Asian countries to discuss how dairy value chains in this region can become more competitive and sustainable. The demand for dairy products in these countries is increasing steadily. Countries rely more and more on imports. Inefficiencies in the chain, low productivity, quality issues, as well as institutional obstacles make locally produced dairy products less competitive. International developments, national policies and experiences, lessons learned, and challenges in the value chain were presented and discussed during the meeting. Many countries in the region face similar challenges. Solutions depend much on the local context. Better exchange of experiences and knowledge among the Southeast Asian countries can contribute to more efficient local dairy value chains.
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