In the present day, President Buhari mentioned an initiative on dairy farming being championed by the Kingdom of Denmark and the Kaduna State authorities would go a great distance in curbing clashes between cattle herders and farmers in the nation.
Receiving His Excellency, Torben Gettermann, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark in a farewell viewers at State Home, Abuja, the President famous that institution of dairy farms, as being promoted by the Kingdom of Denmark, “will save the nation from the just about perennial drawback of clashes between herders and farmers, made worse by inhabitants explosion.”
President Buhari noticed that when the dairy farms are “economically viable, the cattle herders will see the necessity to keep in one place, as they will understand that productive concerns, somewhat than the variety of heads of cattle, are extra necessary.”
Explaining the idea of dairy farming additional, Ambassador Gettermann, mentioned the plan was to have 1,000 households of herdsmen with 12,000 heads of cattle in a location, the place they will have veterinary consideration, colleges for his or her kids, and usually dwell as a small neighborhood. A Danish firm, Arla, will then purchase the milk off the cattle farmers.
The Danish authorities will convey traders by its Agriculture Counsellor in the nation, whereas the Kaduna State authorities will present preliminary infrastructure and funding.
“Dairy farming isn’t precisely the identical factor as ranching. It will yield higher meat, and the Danish firm will purchase the milk from the farmers. A pilot mission will begin in Kaduna, and then transfer to different places, because it turns into commercially viable,” the Ambassador, who spent 4 years in Nigeria, mentioned.