Dairy Development Programme

Dutch Lady Malaysia and the Department of Veterinary Service (DVS) Malaysia together with the Netherlands Embassy have been working together since 2008 to help local dairy farmers make their business more sustainable. Through our flagship Dairy Development Programme (DDP), we have helped local farmers increase their production of milk in both quality and volume as well as helped to ensure sustainability of milk supply to us. We are the largest purchaser of local fresh milk in Malaysia.

We organise yearly visits for local farmers and the DVS officers to neighbouring countries such as Indonesia and Vietnam to learn about the country’s best dairy farming practices.

In 2013, Dutch Lady Malaysia brought 25 delegates, comprising cooperative farmers and DVS officers, to FrieslandCampina Vietnam to witness its DDP pilot farm, with the mission of exposing and educating our local farmers on best practices in farm management.

With strong linkages with our member dairy farmers, we have also organised the Farmer2Farmer (F2F) programme, with the aim to raise the quality and quantity of milk and overall farming standards of Malaysia’s dairy farming community.

Over the years, the DDP has resulted in improvements in the quality and volume of milk produced.

Recently in December 2014, Dutch Lady Malaysia was awarded the Malaysia Dutch Business Council Sustainability Awards in the category of Best Business Sustainability by an MNC for our Dairy Development Programme.