November 18, 2022


The Philippines and Alaska Milk Corporation sign MoU to increase milk output



The Philippines' Department of Agriculture and Alaska Milk Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish the Philippines-Netherlands Dairy Excellence Centre, which aims to increase milk output in the country, ABS-CBN reported.


Under the programme, the Netherlands-based Royal FrieslandCampina will organise training courses and establish partnerships to share dairy knowledge with farmers in the Philippines.


Alaska Milk Cooperation is a subsidiary of Royal FrieslandCampina.


Dr Farell Benjelix Magtoto, OIC of the National Dairy Authority, said the country needs to be efficient in milk production especially because of climate change and the current food crisis, and the programme will help dairy farmers be more productive, profitable, and create a sustainable dairy farming enterprise in the country.


According to Magtoto, dairy production in the Philippines is increasing and is predicted to reach a record high this year.


The first corporate-led Dairy Training and Development Program was launched in Alaska last year with the goal of improving milk quality and boosting farm productivity.


Last year, the company trained more than 100 dairy farmers, and this year, it plans to train 300 more.


The company said the centre would concentrate on training dairy farmers, farmer-to-farmer exchange programmes, the exchange of scholarly materials, the exchange of research, and special programmes.


-      ABS-CBN News

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