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Refresher for Nestle DDEs organized

A refresher training session was organized for Dairy Development Executives (DDEs) of Nestle Pakistan Limited at Pindi Bhattian on 27 April, 2016 under Pakistan Dairy Supply Chain Development Project funded by World Bank / International Finance Corporation. More than 15 DDEs from different regions participated in the session organized jointly by VetEffect Netherlands and Solve Agri Pak at Nestle Regional Milk Collection Centre Pindi Bhattian and a nearby commercial dairy farm. Solve Agri Pak's General Manager Dr. Waseem Shaukat and Commercial Manager Asif Ashfaq were also present at this occassion. Solve Agri Pak's Capacity Building Manager Dr. Muhammad Rasheed giving a recap highlighted the objective of the session and said that following the DDEs training in January this year, a comprehensive plan has been prepared to support the commercial dairy farmers with involvement of international and national experts along with Nestle's DDEs.

The international expert Mr. Jim Burrell emphasized that DDEs has got an important role to play in enhancing milk production at the selected commercial dairy farms, one of the key objectives of Pakistan Dairy Supply Chain Development Project. He gave the DDEs field assignment on effectively analysing a dairy farm and preparing improvement strategy in light of the observations. He talked about various aspects of dairy farm and how can one effectively assess the situation of a particular dairy farm. Later the participants moved to a nearby commercial dairy farm, Chohan Dairies, where they undertook the guided assignment. Mr. Jim Burrell and Mr. Khuram Ihsan from Solve Agri Pak briefed the DDEs about various aspects of the dairy farm analysis and helped them in farm assessment.

It is worth mentioning that VetEffect Netherlands and Solve Agri Pak are jointly implementing Pakistan Dairy Supply Chain Development Project funded by World Bank / IFC for Nestle Pakistan Limited. Under this project, 40 DDEs have already been trained in two phases (November 2015 and January 2016) while in next two years 200 commercial dairy farms will be supported for enhancing milk production. More Details