STAFF REPORT LHR: The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (Smeda) has facilitated Rs 400 million investment in the current year by establishing 13 modern dairy farms in the private sector, running successfully under the environmentally controlled shed systems.

“Modern technologies with cows imported from Sweden are being looked after as per international standards at these farms where the milk production could be increased further by providing more training to the farm management teams,” said Karin Eriksson, chairperson of the breeding committee of the cooperative AI stat and breeding organisation, Skane Semin from Sweden, told the Press during their visit to the Smeda headquarters here last week.

One the occasion, Smeda CEO Yousaf Naseem Khokhar apprised them about Smedas contribution to dairy sectors development.

They suggested to Smeda to plan training programmes for dairy farmers to work more efficiently in line with the climate controlled shed ystem.

They hoped that the milk production in these farms could be increased further by providing more training to the farm management team and suggested to Smeda to plan training programmes for dairy farmers in order to enhance their proficiency.

In his remarks Roelof van den Berg, Chairman of Export Net NV, Netherlands, said Pakistan would be able to make a breakthrough in the production of processed milk in the upcoming years.