Nestle has broken ground for the Dairy Farming Institute, which will support the sustainable development and the accelerated modernization of the dairy industry in China. The groundbreaking follows an announcement Nestle made in January, in which the company committed to transform Shuangcheng, one of its largest fresh milk supply bases in China, into the country's benchmark for dairy farming and management best practices.

Nestle has been investing in Shuangcheng to develop its milk district since 1987, three years before the Nestle Shuangcheng dairy factory became operational.

Since then, Nestle has promoted scale and modern dairy farming through free training and technical assistance. More than 7,000 farmers were trained in 2011 alone. PD


—From Nestle news release