World Bank to support SAN yoghourt boost production – Official
The World Bank has expressed its readiness to support Zaria-based SAN Yoghourt company to boost its production.
Dr Adetunji Oredipe, Bank’s Task Team Lead, stated during a visit to the factory, a subsidiary of SAJ Food Nigeria Limited located at Zabi on Kaduna-Kano expressway, Zaria, Kaduna State.
The support would come through Agro Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support Project (APPEALS).
Oredipe said: “What we are trying to do under APPEALS is to enhance productivity of our farmers to fix the value chain in this wise; dairy farming.
“And in fixing the value chain when you take from where you move it to the field till when the farmers is able to raise the animal, produce the milk, then you take it up and turn it to yoghourt as the end product.
“There are roles that we will play as facilitators, when I say we I mean the project, there are roles that farmers themselves will have to play and as off-takers you also have your roles,” he said.
According to him, the beauty of the relationship is in identifying those roles and everybody playing according to the rules.
He expressed satisfaction that the company agreed to work with the farmers.
“We observed that for you to work with them, they need to be better organised for it to make sense for you, we need to do it in such a way that they all meet you at a collection point and that will make the job a lot easier for you.
“So, those are the little things that we need to do to make your own job easier and from your end you will be interested in the quality of the milk you are picking, the way the milk is handled and other expectations.
“To do that, we are happy that you have invested here and for this investment to continue to flow every other person has to play according to the rules.”