10 World’s Biggest Camel Milk-Producing Countries- Based on the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations (UN), there are 10 World’s Biggest Camel Milk-Producing Countries in 2019. Commonly, camel milk is an alternative source of a nutritional diet.
In the dried regions, camel farming is an alternative for producing milk in arid regions where ruminants and horses that need a lot of water cannot live. Milk from Camel is one solution in meeting the citizens of the dried region because this animal has resistance in the dry area.
Milk from this animal that is often found in desert areas such as the Middle East contains a variety of nutrients that are good for body health, you know. Even so, there are some things that need to be considered before consuming camel milk. Camel milk has a sweet taste and is not too salty and has a creamy texture.
In 2019, the worldwide production of Camel milk reaches 3.1 million tons. If looked at the continent area. The African region produces 2.8 million tons or contributes around 90% of worldwide camel milk production. In the second rank, Europe with production reaches 261 thousand tons. Based on the country, there are some countries with the biggest production of camel milk. Here is the 10 World’s Biggest Camel Milk in 2019. This data was obtained from the FAO Statistical Database (FAOSTATS) of FAO.
Table Rank 10 World’s Biggest Camel Milk-Producing Countries
|Rank||Countries||Production of Camel Milk 2019|
|8||United Arab Emirates||54,715|
|Source : FAO Statistical Database, 2019|
Brief Description of 10 World’s Biggest Camel Milk-Producing Countries
Kenya has become the biggest producer of camel milk. In 2019, according to the FAO Statistical database, its production reaches 1.1 million tons. statistically, the population of camels reaches 3 million camels. there are some camels in Kenya namely Somali, Gabbara/ Rendile, Turkana, and Pakistan. In terms of milk production, Pakistan camel is the highest production of milk that can produce more than 5 liters a day. Most of the camels in Kenya are found in the north and northeastern region Turkana, Baringo, Marsabit, Wajir, Mandera, Isiolo, Garissa, and Tana River.
Somali become the 2nd biggest producer of camel milk. In 2019, according to the FAO Statistical database, its production reaches 958 thousand tons. One area of camel milk production is Puntland – Northeast Somalia. Culturally, Somalia camel milk is traditionally consumed either fresh or in the form of fermented milk, known as “Sussa”.
Mali is the 3rd biggest producer of camel milk. In 2019, according to the FAO Statistical database, its production reaches 270 thousand tons. Based on the report, there are more than 1 million camels in Mali. In this country, Dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius) are the major species.
Ethiopia is the 3rd biggest producer of camel milk. In 2019, according to the FAO Statistical database, its production reaches 178 thousand tons. Statistically, around 2.4 million camels is in this country. In this country, Dromedary camels are still the main species in producing milk. Some of the rearing areas of camel in this country are in Afar, Borena, and Kerry.
Saudi Arabia has become the 5th biggest producer of camel milk. In 2019, according to the FAO Statistical database, its production reaches 135 thousand tons. In this country, the consumption per Citizen in Saudi Arabia is approximately 33 l/hab/year which places the country among the highest consumers in the world.
Niger is the 6th biggest producer of camel milk. In 2019, according to the FAO Statistical database, its production reaches 110 thousand tons. Zinder, Dosso, Tillabery, Agadez, Diffa, and Marad are some regions with a high population of camels.
Sudan is the 7th biggest producer of camel milk. In 2019, according to the FAO Statistical database, its production reaches 62 thousand tons. There are some regions with the highest camel milk production in Sudan. These areas are North Kordofan, South Kordofan, North Darfour, South Darfour, West Darfour, Elgedarif, and Kassala.
8. United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is the 8th biggest producer of camel milk. In 2019, according to the FAO Statistical database, its production reaches 54 thousand tons. In this country, the industrialization of camel milk started with the Camelicious project. Camelicious produce more diversified camel milk products UHT Camel Milk products, chocolate camel milk, camel milk Ice cream, and the other product,
Chad becomes the 9th biggest producer of camel milk. In 2019, according to the FAO Statistical database, its production reaches 31 thousand tons. This country has a higher consumption of camel milk. In Chad, N’Djamena is by far the biggest consumption of milk and dairy products.
Mauritania has become the 10th biggest producer of camel milk. In 2019, according to the FAO Statistical database, its production reaches 26 thousand tons.
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