Zone a collaborative effort between FrieslandCampina Vietnam, Ha Nam, and the Netherlands.
After nearly a year of construction a specialized dairy zone on 66 hectares in Duy Tien district, northern Ha Nam province, was opened on June 24 by FrieslandCampina Vietnam.
The ceremony marks an important milestone in “The Development of Sustainable Dairy Zones in Vietnam” project, which is being conducted in a partnership between the local Ha Nam government and the Dutch government within the Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security for the 2014-2018 Period.
Eight more dairy farms will be established in the 66-hectare zone to December 2017. Each will possess a herd of 50-80 heads and have at least 30 lactating cows. At this scope the project is expected to be filled with 50 dairy farms by December 2018, producing at least 7 million kilograms of fresh milk per year and creating 345 jobs.
According to Mr. Tran Quoc Huan, Deputy Managing Director of FrieslandCampina Vietnam and project leader, farmers will receive full support from the two governments and the company to access technical knowledge, preferential loans, and feed supply chains.
“This assistance will maximize the farmers’ value in our supply chain and increase their income while continually improving the quality of raw milk produced,” he said. “We believe this is a solution for sustainable dairy cow breeding and will boost Vietnam’s rural economy.”