NOTAP collaborates with Friesland Campina to train over 30 entrepreneurs – TechEconomy Nigeria
National Technology Acquisition and Promotion Office (NOTAP) in collaboration with Friesland Campina (FC), WAMCO trained more than 30 potential dairy entrepreneurs in Gombe for the North East Zone on modern dairy production methods, in a initiative to popularize dairy entrepreneurship in Nigeria.
Speaking at a one-day program in Gombe to educate dairy entrepreneurs recently, Dr. DanAzumi Mohammed Ibrahim, Managing Director of NOTAP, said the program was created with the aim of promoting local content in products dairy in Nigeria.
According to the press release signed by Raymond Onyenezi Ogbu, Nigeria has a monolithic economy and must diversify, particularly through the agro-food sector, if it wants to be among the developed countries of the world.
He went on to say that although there are many cows in Nigeria, they only produce a small amount of milk due to poor and insufficient knowledge of contemporary cow management and husbandry procedures, c This is why modern training in cow husbandry is necessary.
The DG informed the assembly that Vietnam and the Netherlands, which are the largest milk producers, do not have the number of cows that Nigeria has, but they have adopted the world’s best practices in development. milk to ensure high milk yield.
He said technology is what rules the world and for Nigerian dairy entrepreneurs to improve their business to the point of producing enough milk for the Nigerian market, they must adopt modern methods of raising and milking cows.
He noted that cows that produce enough milk are usually raised in a center where they are well fed with adequate hygiene ensured.
He advised entrepreneurs to form societies and cooperative groups, as history has shown that the level of success of individual cow herders was far less than when they formed groups.
He said the company had a very successful global dairy program in place and Nigeria had the potential to do well in dairy development if managed well.
He revealed that the partnership ensures that in every cup of milk you take in Nigeria today, there is 2% local content with the intention of a gradual increase.