Mido Dairy Production Co Ltd
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The factory has the capacity to produce 40,000 liters of yogurt and is designed as per the Dutch standards of dairy production.
According to a statement from the officials, the factory can have significant impact on creation of employment for the youth in the rural areas. The factory can employ 100 workers when fully operational and can create approximately 200 jobs for retailers, distributors, suppliers and other business partners in Kabul region.
The owners want to set up a milk collection system in the upcoming three years for 500 to 700 farmers.(20151118)
Afghanistan is a major consumer of dairy products, but unfortunately, 97 % percent of all dairy is imported. During the civil war, the dairy industry was in fact destroyed. Mido Dairy Production Co.Ltd , Van den Heuvel Dairy & Food Equipment and PUM Netherlands senior experts have joined together to set the largest factory for pasteurized milk in Afghanistan. The project will create 100 direct and indirect jobs for retailers, transporters and farmers. Mido Dairy wants to set up an experimental dairy farm in 2016 in which knowledge can be gained and where 100 to 200 local farmers can be trained. In the long term, local ownership of farmers would increase by distributing cattle among them, based on a microfinance loan. Short-term will this project be able to make approximately 200 farmers economically independent. The focus is on supporting and training of women and young people. Dairy is usually held within the walls of a farmhouse and an ideal job for women who do not want to go out.
This project is unique in its size, composition and long- term vision for a country like Afghanistan. This project will not only give the destroyed dairy sector in Afghanistan a new lease of life, but also offer farmers and young people an alternative to build their own living. In addition, the project will increase local ownership and bring better quality products on the market that enhance the health of consumers. Zijlstra Architects made the drawings for the realization of this project.
Project period 01-07-2014 to 30-09-2014
Mise en œuvre : Org. f. Sustainable Integrated Development - OSID
Financement : Cordaid ; Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs