Cooperatives and the commercialization of milk production in India

A literature review

In this working paper, Harold Alderman, George Mergos, and Roger Slade review the available literature regarding dairy development and the evolution of milk cooperatives that led to increased commercialization of the milk market in India. The paper does not purport to be an evaluation of Operation Flood or other dairy development programs of the National Dairy Development Board or the Government of India. Based on the extensive literature review, the authors identify knowledge gaps and suggest research priorities that, if followed, would establish the effects of dairy development on nutrition and incomes and allow the design of policies and programs that would mitigate risks and avoid adverse effects on producers and consumers.

Alderman, Harold
Mergos, George
Slade, Roger
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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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