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Denmark plans Diary farm for Nigeria’s Kaduna state

Denmark has revealed plans to establish modern Diary farm in Nigeria’s Kaduna state to accommodate 1,000 families of herders and 12,000 heads of cattle,
Danish Ambassador to Nigeria,  Torben Gettermann, told President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja.
He said that they would enjoy veterinary attention, schools for their children, and generally live as a small community.
Danish company, Arla, will buy the milk off the cattle farmers.
According to him, the Danish government will bring investors through its Agriculture Counsellor, while the Kaduna State government will provide initial infrastructure and funding.
“Dairy farming is not exactly the same thing as ranching. It will yield better meat, and the Danish company will buy the milk from the farmers.
” A pilot project will start in Kaduna, and then move to other locations, as it becomes commercially viable. “
Receiving the outgoing Ambassador, who spent four years in Nigeria, President Buhari said the initiative on dairy farming by Denmark and the Kaduna State government would curb clashes between herders and farmers in the country.

He is confident that when the dairy farms are “economically viable, the cattle herders will see the need to stay in one place, as they will realize that productive considerations, rather than the number of heads of cattle, are more important.”