October 4, 2022

The Milk Value Chain Foundation in collaboration with other partners has launched the Damau Household Milk Farm Cooperative in Kubua local government area of Kaduna State.

According to the foundation, “the cooperative is a model cooperative that will have effective governance, capacity to operate efficiently, negotiate for goods and services for its members and also ensure sustainable supply of raw milk to Arla foods.”

The other partners in the project are the Kaduna State government and Danish Dairy giant Arla and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association and it is geared towards increment in production of high-quality milk and reduction of over-reliance on imported milk.

Mr Ishaq Bello, the chief executive officer of Milk Value Chain Foundation (MVCF), while speaking with Daily Trust at the inception workshop in Abuja last Thursday, described the interdependent project as imperishable and a significant avenue to bolster local milk development.

“We are building a system that will sustain the Damau household milk farms and the best way is through the creation of a cooperative,’’ he said.

He added, “the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been in full support and that is under the initiative to encourage the dairy importers to go directly into local production.”

Mr Sune Krogstrup, the ambassador of Demark to Nigeria said the primary goal of the project was to resolve the constant disputes between herdsmen and farmers in the country.

“One of the objectives of this project is to try to mitigate some of the conflicts that arise when herdsmen and farmers interact as it is a source of insecurity for many citizens,” he said.

Dr Amzolkar, the representative of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said the project had the full backing of the ministry, consequently it is expected to be a success.

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