PRAN Dairy Limited (PDL) and Oxfam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to install two milk chilling plants in Rangpur and Gaibandha districts.
PDL Chief Operating Officer M Muniruzzaman and M B Akhter, Programme Director of Oxfam signed the MoU on behalf of the respective organizations at Oxfam Bangladesh Country Office recently, said a press release today.
The pdl-Oxfam joint initiative aims to provide benefits to about 2000 small-holder women dairy producers by linking them with high-value forward milk market so that they can sell 2000-3000 liters of raw milk daily to the chilling plants of PDL.
Earlier, Oxfam helped these families purchase cows and provided training on how to keep the animals healthy and productive.
Muniruzzaman said, "PRAN Dairy is working directly with the farmers with a view to increasing milk production in the country and I hope the farmers will be benefitted through the two chilling plants".
Snehal V Soneji, Country Director of Oxfam Bangladesh said: "PRAN as a Bangladeshi multinational corporation is playing important role in women empowerment and socio-economic development through its various activities."
Rajib Ibne Islam, General Manager (Dairy) and Dr. Md Rakibur Rahman, Chief Dairy (Extension) of PRAN Dairy were also present at the signing ceremony.