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Advisor for Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Mission to Nigeria, Gerald Smith, has noticed that the presentation of U.S. dairy cows to the nation will help neighborhood milk creation and guarantee manageable food security in Nigeria.
Smith clarified that the effective cow's shipment was a consequence of the solid organization between the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Mission in Nigeria, the Ikun Dairy Farm, and the Nigerian Federal Ministry's senior authorities Agriculture, with help from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
"The United States is the pioneer in creating dairy cows. Promasidor Nigeria Limited, in association with Ekiti State Government and with the solid help of the CBN, has effectively begun an incorporated dairy industry in Nigeria with the obtaining of the main cluster of pregnant Jersey breed dairy cows from the U.S.
"A supportable dairy industry requires current hereditary cows. This cooperation denotes the beginning of expanding milk creation and upgrading the dairy esteem chain in Nigeria," Smith said in an official statement gave by the U.S. Office General yesterday.
To additional help the Nigerian dairy industry, Smith noticed that the U.S. Mission's Foreign Agricultural Service is planning a fourteen-day long preparing program in the United States for different Nigerian dairy partners.
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The preparation program holding not long from now would acquaint members with the exceptional attributes and hereditary capability of U.S. dairy cows, he said.
"We accept these endeavors will expand the nearby dairy area's latent capacity and assist Nigeria with arising a significant part in the dairy market in the district," Smith added.