BackgroundEswatini Dairy Board is a public enterprise wholly owned by Eswatini Government. It was established in 1971 under the Dairy Act No. 28 of 1968. As provided in the Act, the Board’s primary function is to develop and regulate the industry. The Board’s role is to complement the Government’s efforts through the provision of a supportive socio-economic environment for the development of the dairy industry aimed at achieving food security, poverty reduction, investment promotion, job creation and export promotion.
OUR VISIONWe, Eswatini Dairy Development Board perceive ourselves as a catalyst towards the total development and improvement of the dairy industry in Eswatini.
MISSION STATEMENTEswatini Dairy Development Board is in the business of developing and promoting the production and consumption of quality dairy products by coordinating and harmonizing all activities in the dairy industry through the application of appropriate skills and technology.
- 1 Direct the development of the dairy industry in the Kingdom of Eswatini
- 2 Facilitate the production and consumption of quality dairy products in the Kingdom of Eswatini
- 3 Ensure the provision and sustainability of a technical capacity for the furtherance of the Board’s mandate
- 4 Advise and consult the stakeholders on issues and matters which are related or incidental to the dairy industry
The Board is expected to coordinate, harmonize and, where necessary, regulate the activities of all stakeholders in a cost effective manner, and ensure efficiency in milk production, processing and distribution of dairy products in the local market. It also enforces the statutory activities of producers, processors and distributors.
In an effort to revitalize the dairy industry, the Board facilitated the establishment of the Dairy Industry Stakeholders Coordinating Committee (DISCC), which is aimed at discussing and resolving any issues involving the dairy industry stakeholders. It is through this committee that the Board successfully negotiated for improvement in price of raw milk purchased by processors from local dairy farmers.
The Board renders its services through its three departments, namely the Finance and Administration which provides mainly backstopping support, Dairy Development Services, and Quality Control Department.