FG to Unveil New Dairy Policy to Reduce Importation

12/01/2022 9:54:00 AM

FG to Unveil New Dairy Policy to Reduce Importation

FG to Unveil New Dairy Policy to Reduce Importation

James Emejo The federal government yesterday said a new national dairy policy was underway to cut importation of related products, increase local production and enhance marketing in the country. Th…

James EmejoThe federal government yesterday said a new national dairy policy was underway to cut importation of related products, increase local production and enhance marketing in the country.The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Dr. Ernest Umakhihe disclosed this at a workshop on the National Dairy Policy in Abuja.

He said such policy development often required series of steps to achieve the desired result as well as satisfy the aspirations of all critical stakeholders that would directly and indirectly be affected by its operation.He said the government had carefully followed all the preliminary steps toward producing a new dairy policy, leading to the validation of the draft policy document.

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Viber James Emejo The federal government yesterday said a new national dairy policy was underway to cut importation of related products, increase local production and enhance marketing in the country.Programme (WFP) has pledged to boost the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) as schools reopen in Nigeria.The Congress cautioned the political leaders not to get used to issuing condolence messages after attacks.Published 11 January 2022 The Federal Government and the United Nations World Food Programme have agreed to scale up the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme as schools reopen in Nigeria.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Dr. Ernest Umakhihe disclosed this at a workshop on the National Dairy Policy in Abuja. NHGSF was launched by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2016. He said such policy development often required series of steps to achieve the desired result as well as satisfy the aspirations of all critical stakeholders that would directly and indirectly be affected by its operation. “The Federal Government must take very drastic steps to bring a firm closure to the current ogre of bloodletting, destruction of property and displacement of Nigerians. He said the government had carefully followed all the preliminary steps toward producing a new dairy policy, leading to the validation of the draft policy document. ADVERTISEMENT Farouq said it is an investment that is fully funded by the federal government because of its sheer potential as a development driver. Umakhihe, pointed out that there had been continuous drive towards meeting national sufficiency in dairy production to reduce the huge amount spent on the importation of dairy products as well as bridge the huge gap between supply and demand. This includes tablets with access to the PLUS Schools Menus – a free tool to help state nutrition officers design nutritious menus for schools.

He said the draft policy would support the implementation of the National Agricultural Technology and Innovation Plan (NATIP) and provide a defined direction for the country’s dairy industry where all players at whatever level would be expected to abide by rules of operation, in terms of production, processing and marketing of dairy products. The technical support from the World Food Programme is therefore timely, relevant and well appreciated.” The union submitted that the deployment of proactive intelligence, active surveillance and hi-tech weaponry would be useful in combating and conquering the barbarism being exhibited by the terrorists. The permanent secretary said successive administrations had made effort to close the gap through programmes such as the dairy development programme, national livestock breed improvement programme, among others, thus creating opportunities for private sector participation. He, therefore, charged the stakeholders to produce a document that would outlive the present generation. YOU MAY. The Director, Animal Husbandry Services Department in the ministry Mrs. Winnie Lai-Solarin, said the dairy sub-sector plays a significant role in the country’s agro-economy, contributing to the qualitative nutrition of the citizenry and the overall food security of the country.

She said the major issue at hand related to the low milk yield, poor handling, and post-harvest losses of dairy products. She said: “We need to continually improve the productivity of dairy animals genetically. Health and management practices to be able to respond to market-driven productivity objectives.” Share this: .