L-R: Minister of Environment and Food for Denmark, Mr. Esben Lunde Larsen; Chief Executive Officer, Arla, Mr. Peder Tuborgh and Nigeria’s Minister of State for Agriculture, Hon. Heineken Lokpobiri at the official opening of the Arla Global Innovation Centre

Arla Foods has restated its commitment to addressing the growing need of people around the world, including Nigerians, for nutritious, safe and affordable food products. The company also pledged to continuously participate in finding solutions for the global challenges related to obesity, under-nutrition, environment and climate.

The company made the pledge during a recent visit by the Nigerian Minister of State for Agriculture, Hon. Heineken Lokpobiri and other officials of the ministry to its headquarters in Denmark for the official opening of the Arla Foods Global Innovation Centre.

The centre is located in Skejby, the heart of the Danish food cluster and the cluster of innovation excellence across Denmark. It was created and designed to facilitate cutting-edge innovation in food processing by bringing all the key players into play: consumers, customers, small and medium-sized enterprises, universities and their students, suppliers, technical institutions, professional associations, among others.

Giving reasons for the setting up of the centre, the Chief Executive Officer, Arla Foods, Peder Tuborgh said the centre was conceived as part of the company’s vision to create the future of dairy to bring health and inspiration to the world, naturally.

“To be at the very forefront of the industry, it will require investments in research and innovation and our new Arla Foods Global Innovation Centre aims to bring not only innovation in Arla, but to bring the global dairy industry into a new era,” he said.

The Nigerian delegation included the Director, Animal Husbandry, Mr John Taiwo; Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry, Mrs Winnie Lai-Solarin and the Technical Assistant on Quality Control & Standardisation to the Minister, Mrs. Heather R. Akanni.

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