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Netherlands Urges Nigerians To Invest In Diary Farm Business, Trains 22 On Milk Production

August 2nd, 2017 – Netherlands Urges Nigerians To Invest Time In Diary Farm Business, Trains 22 On Milk Production & Preservation

Investors from the Netherlands have trained 22 Nigerians on dairy production and preservation of milk as part of efforts to diversify from oil to agric sector of the economy.

The President Netherlands Alumni Association of Nigeria Practical Training Centre (PTC+) Chapter, Mrs. Atinuke Akinyemi, disclosed this during a two-day international summit held at the Conference Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife yesterday.

The event had: Dairy Farming: A new dawn in the Nigeria Agricultural Sector and the way forward” as its theme.

It showcased many opportunities in the dairy value chain sector in the country.

Akinyemi said Netherlands had trained them in dairy milk production which was capable of increasing national gross domestic product (GDP) and provide more jobs for the youths.

She said: “We aim to bring the dairy farmers together, educate them and also to know their challenges. We are coming together to support farmers and to help them to start off in all the dairy farming chain and farming international. We import over 90 per cent of the milk we consume in Nigeria and we are looking for a means to reduce the rate of forex.

“We are looking for a way to help farmers to produce milk. We go to farms and monitor their activities. The 22 of us who were trained by the Netherlands government scattered across the country now. Our mission is to support all this farmers with expertise on daily milk production.”

Earlier, the chairman of the occasion, Dr. Saheed Oseni said 10 jobs can be created for production of 1000 litres of milk, adding that the project was aimed at supporting Federal Government effort to diversify he economy.

“Out of 1000 litres of milk, you have 10 jobs that are directly or indirectly connected with 1000 litres. Either the service providers or veterinary services or those who do extra or suplementary feeding,” Oseni said.

Representative of the Netherlands government, Mr. Witze Heida, urged Nigerians to invest their time and energy in dairy farm business for good health and monetary benefits.



  1. iron bar

    August 2, 2017 at 4:58 AM


  2. Josiah Jude

    August 2, 2017 at 5:19 AM

    Nigerians don’t love milk. Diary farm is a bad business

  3. Big Aunty Koks

    August 2, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    In spite of the volumes of foreign dairy products consumed daily in this country you think so? Maybe you run a super market of dairy products and are afraid of competition if people heed this good advice and invest in dairy farm?
    Well, you can buy from the local farmers at cheaper rate and still sell but please give no discouraging words. The idea is good!!!

  4. baby

    August 3, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    most Nigerian dont take milk except,kids and children,we dont need that type of investment the milk Nigeria is producing now is enough for Nigeria.we need investment in our health sector,education,road,environment,water,agriculture,we also need charities to support the Government in some area,people like dangote,femi otedola,adenuga and many others need to have a charity that support Nigerians in need and some churches,company also need to support the citizen,MTN has stolen all Nigeria money to south africa without investing more in Nigeria.people that has properties abroad need to sell them off and bring the money back home,oil companys in Nigeria also need to support the citizen,how many private jet do we have in Nigeria?sell them off and invest the money into human being.Buhari need to be deported from UK to enable Nigeria have enough money to train and feed young Nigerian,limit the movement of people frequenting abroad like mama put,the money can be invest in something meaningfull

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