Modern Milk Production Facility in Namibia by TİKA
In cooperation with Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and Namibia-based Cheetah Conservation Fund, “Cheese and Yoghurt Production Facility Construction Milk and Milk Products Processing Training” Project was implemented in the rural Otjizondu region in Namibia.
Located in the countryside of Namibia, the Otjizondu region has a medium-density human settlement as well as wildlife. Local people earn their livelihood largely through sheep and goat farming.
“Natural Life Protection, Sustainable Rural Economic Development and Eco-tourism Support Program” is implemented in partnership with TİKA and Cheetah Conservation Fund in the rural Otjizondu region of Namibia.
Within the body of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, TİKA supported the construction and installation of the “Cheese and Yoghurt Production Facility” with a processing capacity of 300 liters per day to utilize the goat milk produced by local people.
Within the scope of the project, the facility has a fully equipped dairy farm with pasteurization and standardization unit, white cheese unit, yoghurt unit, and auxiliary units which are entirely Turkish domestic production. In addition, applied and theoretical trainings were given on cheese and yoghurt production and 12,000 units of cheese and yogurt containers were provided for the first production as part of the project.
Within the scope of the program implemented in cooperation with the Cheetah Conservation Fund between 2014 and 2019, TİKA aims to improve goat breeding, enhance the welfare of Namibian people in a sustainable way by introducing new products to people living in the surrounding villages and giving them the opportunity to utilize their milk and protect the natural life.