- June 18, 2021
- Posted by: adminer
- Category: Agriculture, Trade and Industry
Kano State government has decided to establish 200 milk collection centres to add, at least, 50,000 litres to Nigeria’s daily dairy requirement.
A statement issued by Communication Specialist, State Agro Pastoral Development Project (KSADP), Mr Ameen Yassar, quoted KSADP Project Coordinator, Alhaji Ibrahim Garba-Muhammad, as unveiling the plan at a meeting with livestock stakeholders in Kano.
According to Garba-Muhammad, each of the milk collection centres will provide, at least, 250 litres of milk per day, adding that the quantity will further increase significantly when the proposed artificial insemination scheme commences.
“This will be reinforced by our intended intervention in small and large scale fodder production schemes, which will provide more pasture for the cattle, leading to increased dairy production,” he said.
The project coordinator said that the project was designed to assist in improving nutrition through consumption of milk and curtail huge economic losses, occasioned by milk spoilage.
“If you bring the centres closer to communities, the Fulani milk maids don’t need to transport the product to long distances..