Story: Development assistance and humanitarian aid

Dairy assistance (1st of 2)

Dairy assistance

A New Zealand advisor (right) is handed a bottle of milk at a tasting session in Bombay, India, around 1960. New Zealand assisted in setting up a dairy plant in the city. The plant provided a clean, safe milk supply, prevented a build-up of stock within the urban environment, and gave farmers in the surrounding countryside a bigger market for their milk. In addition to giving technical advice and equipment, New Zealand provided skim milk powder. Added to Indian cow or buffalo milk, the milk powder reduced the overall fat content while maintaining a high level of milk solids. Known as 'toned milk', it became very popular.

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John Overton, 'Development assistance and humanitarian aid - Increasing aid, 19th century to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32836/dairy-assistance (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by John Overton, published 20 Jun 2012