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FRIESLANDCAMPINA ENGRO PAKISTAN LAUNCHES PAKISTAN–NETHERLANDS DAIRY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

FrieslandCampina Engro (FCE) has launched the Pakistan-Netherlands Dairy Development Centre (NDDC) in collaboration with the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS). The center will focus on sharing Dutch dairy expertise with Pakistani experts and decision makers in dairy research and the dairy industry. Through the combination of dairy companies, government and academia, an annual program of conferences, training, research projects, PhD development, experience visits and policy development will be offered. Ali Ahmed Khan,  managing director at FrieslandCampina Engro Pakistan, said, “With FrieslandCampina’s expertise in dairy and our ‘grass to glass’ approach, we are committed to promoting the growth and development of the local dairy sector in Pakistan. Besides the dairy development activities that FCE has already been executing for many years, the center will accelerate in filling in the needs for knowledge to further professionalize the Pakistani dairy sector.”​ The Pakistani dairy sector is the fourth largest in the world, serving a nation with a fast-growing population. The seasonality in milk production, however, creates issues in supplying the market year-round with healthy and safe dairy products.