Dano Milk Group to train 1,000 in dairy farming

At least 1000 farmers in the North will undergo a training in dairy farming, courtesy of Arla Foods, makers of Dano Milk.

The firm is set to build a state-of-the-art commercial dairy farm in Kaduna State and will support farmers as part of its long term commitment to increasing local food production.

The 200-hectare farm, scheduled to open in 2022, will have housing for 400 dairy cows, modern milking parlours and technology, grasslands and living facilities for 25 employees.

Managing Director, Arla Foods, Peder Pedersen, said there was a great need for nutritious food and dairy products to satisfy the growing demand from Nigeria’s fast-growing population.

“This requires a complementary approach where imported food is crucial to ensuring food security while also supporting the government’s long-term agricultural transformation plan to build a sustainable dairy sector in Nigeria,”Pedersen said.

It is the first of its size and offers 1,000 nomadic dairy farmers permanent farmlands. Arla is the commercial partner that will purchase, collect, process and bring the local milk to market.



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