OGUN, FAN MILK PLC PARTNERS ON DAIRY VALUE CHAIN OPPORTUNITIES

OGUN, FAN MILK PLC PARTNERS ON DAIRY VALUE CHAIN OPPORTUNITIES


 Ogun State government  and a French Company, Fan Milk Plc (Danone) officially sealed partnership agreement on Dairy Value Chain activities in the State.


The agreement was held at Governor's Office Oke-Mosan during a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing Ceremony  on Thursday, 28th January, 2021 and subsequent ground breaking (foundation laying ceremony) at Odeda Farm Institute, the site of the proposed Fan Milk & Danone Model Dairy Farm &Dairy Training Institute where construction work is already ongoing.



The partnership agreement is a significant step in actualizing the Backward Integration Plan (BIP) of Fan Milk Plc (Danone), which aims to improve the local farmer and community participation in dairy farming, with a target production of 1.4million litres of milk in the next 24 months.


 The Project, among other things, involves the establishment of a Model Dairy Farm and Dairy Training Institute at Odeda Farm Institute, Odeda LGA, Ogun State.


His Excellency, Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun, MFR, acknowledged the contribution of Fan Milk Plc to the socio-economic development of Nigeria, while expressing his firm belief in the impacts the project would have on the overall well-being of the people of Ogun State. 


The Fan Milk/Danone Backward Integration Plan aligns with the Ogun State Agricultural Agenda of Support to Smallholder farming and Linkage to Industrial Process, Job Creation, Agricultural Industrialization, Food and Nutrition, Support to Private Sector, Food Security and strong resolve to connect all Agencies and Multi-National/International Development Partners, who have the mandate to support Agriculture and Value Chain Actors.


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