FrieslandCampina has inaugurated a sustainable dairy zone in the province of Ha Nam, northern Vietnam.
The 66ha site in the municipality of Moc Bac – 25 miles southeast of Hanoi – will become a model dairy zone as part of a wider collaboration between Dutch and Vietnamese authorities. The opening of the dairy zone is an important milestone in a project known as The Development of Sustainable Dairy Zones in Vietnam, the royal Dutch company said.
The project aims to establish and develop specialised dairy zones for family farms, contribute to Vietnam’s food security, create jobs for the economy and reduce the country’s dependence on imported milk.
The plan includes the establishment of eight more dairy farms in the 66ha dairy zone by the end of 2018, in addition to the two pilot farms already established. Eventually the specialised dairy zone will consist of 50 dairy farms and produce at least 7m kilograms of fresh milk per year, creating almost 350 jobs.
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