Stakeholders at the Dairy Value Chain forum and Responsible Business Conduct Workshop have called for the adoption of technology in the production of milk in Nigeria.
Speaking during the workshop, the Chief Executive Officer, Milk Value Chain Foundation, Dr. Ishaq Bello said stakeholders in the sector should adopt technology in how the product is being packaged, how adoptable is the process to the farmers, the educational background and level of the farmers, the resources in terms and context of finance and Land.
He said the training is being organised for farmers to create an interface between the development partners, private companies, commercial farmers, pastoralist and researcher amongst others to ensure a constant engagement and dialogue where key issues can be identified and proffered solutions will be made, implemented and ensure a sustainable production.
“We are engaged in a lot of technological activities for instance, the pastoral production which has been implemented since the past four years. We have farmers across so many co-operatives in Kaduna state and we are involved in a massive project called the Damau Household Milk project, where we have over 1000 household setting in one area and we are positive that the Damau Household Milk project will produce at least 10% of milk supply in Nigeria” he stated.
“The challenges faced by the Milk chain foundation is numerous but is majorly segregated to primarily the technology aspect, how the product is being packaged, how adoptable is the process to the farmers, the educational background and level of the farmers, the resources in terms and context of finance and Land.