Global dairy leader Fonterra launched China-New Zealand Dairy Exchange Centre in Beijing. The centre is a joint initiative between Fonterra and China’s National Dairy Industry and Technology System to support the sustainable development of the dairy industry in both countries.
“It is a key priority for Fonterra to contribute to the development of the Chinese dairy industry and we believe there is a lot to be gained by both New Zealand and China through the sharing of knowledge, research and dairy expertise,” said Kelvin Wickham, President of Fonterra Greater China and India.
“Both parties have world-class dairy research and know-how so we are very pleased to be playing a key role in bringing this initiative to life,” he said.
The centre will develop and oversee programmes in policy development in the China and New Zealand dairy sectors, academic exchanges, industry promotion, dairy technology research and personnel training.
It will host an annual China-New Zealand Dairy Forum to bring researchers together to share research and best practice in key dairy issues. It will also oversee joint research by China and New Zealand dairy experts on dairy industry policy and technologies. In addition it will implement a “Golden Key” training programme to provide dairy personnel with training and technology solutions to assist China’s local dairy industry development.