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Multiple companies have acknowledged that dairy farming does contribute a significantly to GHG emmissions, but that they are actively working to minimize their environmental footprint.  ©GettyImages/Grigorenko

Dairy industry disputes GRAIN report on global GHG emissions

By Mary Ellen Shoup

International nonprofit GRAIN has revealed that the world’s top 10 dairy companies emitted roughly 231Mt (million tons) of CO2 in 2016, the equivalent of half of France’s total GHG footprint and a quarter of the emissions emitted by Germany.

The ActiveSG program is aimed at tackling obesity in Singapore.

FrieslandCampina Asia partners on Singapore program

By Jim Cornall

ActiveSG, Singapore’s national movement for sport and physical activity, and FrieslandCampina Asia are to collaborate on Nurture Kids — a new physical activity and nutrition program for preschool children in Singapore.

Managing director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Ben Langat; Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Senator Abdullahi Adamu; Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh; and Governor of Kebbi State, Senator Abubakar Bagudu Atiku, during the presentation of a milking machine by the Minister to FrieslandCampina WAMCO in Abuja.

Presentation made to FrieslandCampina WAMCO in Nigeria

By Jim Cornall

Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has donated a portable motorized milking machine to FrieslandCampina WAMCO, while praising the company as the biggest investor in Nigeria’s dairy sector.

Around 1,600 FrieslandCampina farms already have solar panels installed. Pic:©iStock/DutchScenery

FrieslandCampina taps in to dairy farm solar energy

By Jim Cornall

Henk Kamp, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, has given out SDE+ (Encouraging Sustainable Energy Production) subsidies of more than €200m ($239m) for the installation of solar panels at the roofs of FrieslandCampina member dairy farms.

A case study on Nigeria's dairy industry by professional services company PwC looks at problems and potential solutions. Pic:©iStock/creisinger

Report looks at dairy issues in Nigeria

By Jim Cornall

Professional services company PwC has published a case study, Transforming Nigeria's Agricultural Value Chain, which looks at the confectionery and dairy sectors.