The aim is to strengthen access to market opportunities for rural milk producers
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between CARE Bangladesh and Pran Dairy Limited to strengthen access to market opportunities for rural dairy producers.
Senior officials from CARE and Pran Dairy Limited signed the agreement in Mohakhali, Dhaka, on Wednesday.
Md. Muniruzzaman, executive director signed the MoU on behalf of Pran Dairy Limited while Country Director Zia Choudhury signed for CARE Bangladesh.
Around 1,500 farmers under the Natore Sadar and Baraigram upazilas of the Rajshahi region are initially targeted and engaged in the formal milk collection system.
The project currently will focus on the systemic changes of local market systems in creating responsive local provision for technical and business services.
The project SDC-SHOMOSHTI, funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), will also monitor the implementation activities while CARE will support 180,000 rural households, following M4P approach.
Producers from disadvantaged communities and female producers in particular will have increased access to quality inputs and improved livestock extension services.
National level milk processing companies established the formal milk collection system for inclusive dairy development to benefit the poor and extreme poor people in the north.